The event was first reported in October, and the UFC made it official on Tuesday.
The UFC also announced former champs Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin and rising light heavyweight contenders Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones for the pay-per-view main card
A bantamweight matchup between former title-holder Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos and lightweight scrap between Sam Stout and Paul Kelly are also set for the UFC 126 fight card.
UFC 126 tickets go on sale tomorrow (Dec. 9) to UFC Fight Club members, Friday (Dec. 10) to UFC Newsletter subscribers, and Saturday (Dec. 11) to the general public.
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