Dustin Poirier to Battle Pablo Garza at First UFC Card on FOX
By FCF Staff
Shortly after announcing its new seven year broadcasting agreement with FOX, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has begun filling out the card for its first event on the network. According to the promotion’s official website, the first bout to be confirmed for the November 12th card will see featherweight Dustin Poirier (pictured) take on Pablo Garza.
Poirier (10-1) heads into the bout having won three straight fights, a run which includes wins over Josh Grispi, Zachary Micklewright and most recently Jason Young at UFC 131 in June. The featherweight’s last defeat took place at WEC 50 in August, 2010, when he lost by unanimous decision to Danny Castillo.
Garza (11-1) is coming off back-to-back wins over Fredson Paixao and most recently Yves Jabouin, who “The Scarecrow” tapped out with a first round, flying triangle-choke at UFC 129 in April. Prior to the wins, at WEC 51 last September, Garza was submitted by Tiequan Zhang.
The UFC’s first FOX broadcast will take place in Anaheim, California. No venue has been officially announced.
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