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Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza First Fight Announced for UFC on FOX Debut

Hours after the UFC announced its major deal with FOX, the promotion's matchmaking machine is in full swing.

The promotion confirmed Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza for the premiere edition of UFC on FOX. The event will be Nov. 12 at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The pair are two of the UFC's quickest-rising young featherweights.

The 22-year-old Poirier has captured his last four fights in improving to 10-1 overall. In his last outing, he defeated Jason Young via unanimous decision at UFC 131. Since moving over from the WEC, he's won both of his starts, also defeating Josh Grispi. The fight with Grispi also marked his featherweight debut.

Garza is 11-1 overall. His last bout was April's massive UFC 129 show. Garza authored one of the night's most memorable moments, when he caught Yves Jabouin in a flying triangle, a move that earned him a $129,000 Submission of the Night bonus.

Prior to that, he had knocked out Fredson Paixao at The Ultimate FIghter 12 Finale. Like Poirier, Garza was formerly a lightweight that shifted down a weight class.

The UFC did not specify if the fight would be on the network broadcast or undercard.

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