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Michael Chiesa Out of UFC on FOX 5 Due to Illness

December 3, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to, Michael Chiesa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is ill out of this weekend’s UFC on FOX 5 event. His opponent, Marcus LeVesseur (22-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is expected to be pulled from the card as well, since it is this weekend. UFC on FOX 5 takes place Saturday at KeyArena in Seattle with the following card…

MAIN (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
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

Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

PRELIMINARY (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Nam Phan vs. Dennis Siver
John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo


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