Yves Edwards vs. John Cholish, Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur Official for UFC on FOX 5
By FCF Staff
After having his fight with Jeremy Stephens cancelled on fight day earlier this month, Yves Edwards has been tapped for a December 8th bout with John Cholish at the upcoming UFC on FOX 5 card. In addition, the promotion has confirmed that Rafaello Oliveira has been forced to withdraw from the event due to injury, and that as a result, Marcus LeVesseur has agreed to step in and fight recent TUF winner Michael Chiesa.
The UFC on FOX 5 card will be hosted by Seattle’s Key Arena and will feature a lightweight bout between champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz in the main event.
Edwards (41-18-1) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Tony Ferguson last December, while Cholish (8-2) is looking to rebound from a UD defeat to Danny Castillo in May.
Edwards bout with Stephens was cancelled after the latter was arrested due to an outstanding warrant for assault. Stephens claims he’s innocent.
Chiesa (8-0) hasn’t competed since June when he choked out Al Iaquinta to win the TUF 15 Finale.
LeVesseur (22-6) most recently worked his way to a split decision win over Carlo Prater on October 5th.
Here is the line-up to date for UFC on FOX 5.
Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
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
Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
John Cholish vs. Yves Edwards