FX now airs six fights, not the usual four, prior to the Dec. 8's main-card broadcast on FOX.
The bouts include bantamweights Mike Easton (13-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Raphael Assuncao (18-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and featherweights Dennis Siver (20-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) vs. Nam Phan (18-10 MMA, 2-3 UFC).
UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at Seattle's KeyArena and features a main event between lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Nate Diaz.
Although FUEL TV carried past UFC on FOX prelims, they now head to the bigger FX. Other bouts part of next week's three-hour broadcast, which follows additional prelims on Facebook, include heavyweights Brendan Schaub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Lavar Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC), "The Ultimate Fighter 15" lightweight winner Michael Chiesa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (22-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC), "TUF 13" runner-up Ramsey Nijem (6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. fellow lightweight Joe Proctor (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and lightweights Yves Edwards (41-18-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) vs. Jeremy Stephens (20-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC).
The full UFC on FOX 5 card includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Champ Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (for lightweight title)
- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
- Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
- Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
- Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
- Mike Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
- Nam Phan vs. Dennis Siver
- Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
- Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
- John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
- Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
(Pictured: Mike Easton)