The Ultimate Fighter Live winner Michael Chiesa will get his second test in the UFC after defeating Al Iaquinta in the TUF Finale in June. He will take on jiu jitsu practitioner Rafaello Oliveira at UFC on FOX 5 on December 8. Chiesa’s second fight in the UFC will take place on his hometurf, Seattle, Washington. Oliveira is 2-4 in the UFC and will look to prove he has staying power in his second stint with the organization.
Dennis Siver (10-5, UFC) will make his second appearance at 145 against Eddie “The Filipino Phenom” Yagin (16-5, MMA). Originally slated to face off at UFC 151, Siver vs Yagin is the final bout to be reschedule of the fights that were displaced by the cancellation. Yagin is coming of a win over Mark Hominick for which he earned Fight of the Night honors at UFC 145. This will be his 3rd fight in the UFC against a seasoned vet with excellent striking.
In the bantamweight clash, both fighters are in must win situations. John Albert (1-2, UFC) is coming off a loss to Erik “Goyito” Perez at the Ultimate Fighter Live Finale and will look to rebound from that loss when he faces Scott Jorgensen (2-2, UFC). Jorgensen’s lost his last two in the UFC and will also be hungry for a win.