Benson Henderson’s next UFC lightweight title defense will take place in the northwest, as it was announced on UFC Tonight that UFC on Fox 5 will head to Seattle. The card goes down December 8 from the Key Arena.
The event is set up to be a huge one, as Henderson will defend his title against No. 1 contender Nate Diaz in the main event. Light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will comprise the co-main event.
One other bout has been made official for the main card, as ex-UFC champion BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to face Rory MacDonald.