Wednesday, September 5, 2012

UFC adds Michael Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira, Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert to UFC on Fox 5

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC has added two more fights to the UFC on Fox 5 undercard today in addition to the displaced UFC 151 bout between Eddie Yagin and Dennis Siver.

Joining the Dec. 8 card in Seattle, Wash., will be Washington native Michael Chiesa, who will get his first bout since winning the first - and so far only - live season of The Ultimate Fighter in June when he takes on Rafaello Oliveira.

Chiesa submitted Al Iaquinta in the first round of their TUF Finals bout in June, moving his career record to 8-0. He'll now test that perfect mark against eight-year veteran Oliveira, who bounced back from consecutive losses in his last bout with a decision win over Yoislandy Izquierdo.

Also coming to the card is a bantamweight bout between longtime WEC and UFC competitor Scott Jorgensen and another Ultimate Fighter veteran in season 14's John Albert.

Jorgensen has lost consecutive fights for the first time in his career, suffering a decision loss to Renan Barao and a knockout loss against Eddie Yagin. He's now in desperate need of a win less than two years after challenging for the Bantamweight Championship.

Albert as well has lost two straight, though he enters this fight off a very controversial ending against Erik Perez. Perez locked up a submission hold on Albert near the end of a wild first round, and referee Kim Winslow stopped the fight, even though Albert hadn't tapped out.

UFC on Fox 5 is headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz.


Hirotaka Yokoi Gegard Mousasi Dennis Siver Leonardo Lucio Nascimento Matt Hughes

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