jamie-varner-19.jpgAn already stacked UFC on FOX 9 card gets even deeper, as Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) meets former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC).

UFC officials today announced the new pairing.

Featuring a lineup that includes a headlining contest between UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and challenger Josh Thomson, UFC on FOX 9 takes place on Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

The evening’s main card airs on FOX following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook. The Healy-Varner fight will be part of the night’s preliminary card.

The durable Healy will try for a fourth time to get an official UFC win. In April, he handily defeated perennial contender Jim Miller, but the result of the contest was overturned after Healy tested positive for marijuana. Most recently, he lost a unanimous decision to fast-rising prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov at September’s UFC 165 event.

Meanwhile, Varner looks to rebound from a split-decision loss to Gleison Tibau at August’s UFC 164 event. The former WEC champ in 2012 returned to the UFC’s octagon for a second stint in the promotion and has alternated wins and losses in his four appearances.

With the addition to the card, the UFC on FOX 9 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, Facebook)

For more on UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jamie Varner)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC looking at holding Aldo vs. McGregor at AT&T Stadium in December

  • 13 days ago
  • 9 views

Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor is without a doubt one of the most-anticipated fights in UFC history, and as a result, the promotion is looking at holding the fight on the grandest stage possible. Accor read news >>

TUF 21 Finale results: Stephen Thompson KOs Jake Ellenberger with sick kick

  • 17 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS – Stephen Thompson added another clip to his growing reel of highlight footage, knocking out veteran Jake Ellenberger late in the first round.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

CM Punk Targeting December UFC Debut in Welterweight Division

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

Former WWE superstar CM Punk is looking to make his UFC debut in December, although he won't be rushed into taking his first steps in the Octagon. Punk quit the professional wrestling game last year read news >>

Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele will have an opportunity to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings.F read news >>

Video: After upset of Waterson, Invicta atomweight champ Herica Tiburcio remains confident

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

LAS VEGAS – In December, Herica Tiburcio shocked the women’s MMA world and officially burst onto the scene – even though she was confident she could pull off the upset of Michelle Waterson. Filed und read news >>

Flyweight Ray Borg meets newcomer Geane Herrera at UFC Fight Night 73

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

A battle of flyweight prospects has been added to August’s UFC Fight Night 73, as Ray Borg takes on undefeated promotional newcomer Geane Herrera.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 fight card

  • 26 days ago
  • 40 views

A look at the July 25th UFC on FOX event in Chicago, IL, where T.J. Dillashaw seeks to go 2-for-2 against Renan Barao in bantamweight title fights. We've not talked much about this UFC on FOX card th read news >>

Bellator adds to heavyweight division with signing of Titan FC champ Chase Gormley

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Bellator has added 6’3? and 264 pounds of man to their heavyweight division with an announcement that the promotion has signed Titan FC champion Chase Gormley to a multi-fight deal.Filed under: Bella read news >>

Lineup set for UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago with eight bouts, including title fight, on FOX

  • 27 days ago
  • 24 views

The lineup is set for the UFC’s return to the “Windy City” later this month, featuring a bantamweight title rematch in the main event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Four bouts added to UFC Fight Night 76 lineup, including some top Japanese fighters

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC Fight Night 76 is starting to take shape with the UFC's announcement of four bouts for the event. UFC Fight Night 76 takes place Sept. 27 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, just north of Tokyo. Due read news >>