The UFC is officially headed back to the Pacific Northwest.
UFC on Fox 5 will land at the Key Arena in Seattle for the upcoming Dec. 8 card featuring a lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz.
The announcement was made via UFC Tonight on Tuesday.
The last time the UFC appeared in Seattle was for UFC Fight Night 24 in March 2011. The card drew an attendance of 13,741.
Benson Henderson was actually raised in Washington, so it will be a homecoming for the reigning 155-pound champion for his second title defense.
Thus far three main card fights have been announced for the UFC on Fox 5 card including the title fight main event, as well as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson and B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald.
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