Two “Ultimate Fighter” veterans will square off at UFC on Fox 5, promotion officials revealed Wednesday, as lightweights Ramsey Nijem and Joe Proctor will battle at the Dec. 8 event.

UFC on Fox 5 takes place at Seattle’s KeyArena and features a headlining lightweight title tilt between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network, while Fuel TV carries the preliminary proceedings.

Nijem fought his way to the finals of “TUF” Season 13 before he was knocked out by Tony Ferguson at the live finale. Back-to-back victories would follow for the Utah resident, as Nijem dominated Daniel Downes to close out last year before kicking off 2012 with a June 22 technical knockout victory over C.J. Keith at UFC on FX 4.

Proctor was eliminated by James Vick in the quarterfinal round of “TUF 15” but rebounded from the exhibition loss to stop cast mate Jeremy Larsen at the June 1 season finale. The Massachusetts native owns half of his career victories by submission and has been bested just once as a professional, suffering a technical knockout defeat to Luis Felix in 2010.

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