Brendan Schaub asked for Lavar Johnson, and Schaub will get Johnson. The two heavyweights have been confirmed for UFC on Fox 5, which takes place December 8 from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
The card will feature Benson Henderson defending his UFC lightweight title against Nate Diaz. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson, and Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn, are also slated for the evening.
Schaub (8-3) was a runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter. He had his four-fight win streak snapped when Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated him in Brazil. That loss was followed up by a setback vs. Ben Rothwell.
Johnson (17-6) stormed into the UFC from Strikeforce, winning his first two fights. However, Johnson was recently submitted by Stefan Struve.