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UFC on Fox 5 Update: Assuncao in For Caraway Against Easton

Raphael AssuncaoThe UFC on Fox 5 undercard has been reshuffled yet again, as Raphael Assuncao will step in for an injured Bryan Caraway against Mike Easton. The bout will take place on the event’s undercard. UFC officials announced the update on Wednesday.

The former featherweight is now 2-0 since dropping to bantamweight and will have two weeks to get down to the bantamweight limit of 136-pounds. Assuncao will be the third opponent for Easton after T.J. Dillashaw and the aforementioned Caraway had to drop off the card with injury.

The four-fight main card of UFC on Fox 5 will be headlined by a UFC lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and Nate Diaz. The card will also feature a light heavyweight tilt between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustaffson. The card will take place December 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

Main Card (Fox)

  • Lightweight Title Fight: Benson Henderson (c) vs. Nate Diaz
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustaffson
  • BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown

Preliminary Card

  • Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan
  • Mike Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur
  • John Cholish vs. Yves Edwards
  • John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
  • Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Mike Easton vs. Raphael Assuncao


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