Everything is set for UFC on Fox 5 with a title fight between Nate Diaz and Benson Henderson but the heavyweight face to face battle between Lavar Johnson and Brendon Schaub was removed from the bill.
Dana White, UFC President, has announced through Twitter on Thursday that Lavar Johnson has suffered an injury as he pulled his groin during training. He will no longer be able to compete in the scheduled preliminary bout which was a total crowd-drawer which will also air on FX. UFC on Fox 5 has been scheduled for December 8, 2012 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Lavar “Big” Johnson is one of the most impressive heavyweight fighters in the business. He is a 35 year old fighter from Madera, California, United States with 17 wins and 6 losses in his professional MMA career. Big’s last fight was a loss to Stefan Struve at UFC 146 Dos Santos versus Mir in May 2012 through an armbar in just a minute and 5 seconds of round one. Johnson may have lost his previous fight but he has been victorious against great fighters like Pat Barry, Joey Beltran, Virgil Zwicker, Carl Seumanutafa, Dave Huckaba, Sean Souza and Vince Lucero to name a few. He was once a prized Strikeforce fighter but still has to prove himself worthy at the UFC backyard.
Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub was disappointed regarding the cancellation of this fight. Schaub is a 29 year old heavyweight from Aurora, Colorado, United States who is still at the beginning of his career with 8 wins and only 3 losses in his young MMA career. His last 2 fights was a back to back loss against Ben Rothwell at UFC 145 Jones versus Evans in April 2012 via knockout and against Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at UFC 134 Silva versus Okami in August 2011 from another knockout in round one. The Hybrid however has made victories over several great names in UFC namely Mirko Filipovic, Gabriel Bonzaga, Chris Tuchscherer, Chase Gormley, Bojan Spalevic and Alex Rozman to name a few.
UFC on Fox 5 is headlined by Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz both impressive light heavyweight fighters. Henderson has 17 wins and only 2 losses in his professional career while Nate Diaz is a fighter with 15 wins and only 7 losses in his. The Key Arena in Seattle will pay witness to these two fighters’ wrath on December 8.