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Nam Phan vs. Jim Hettes Joins UFC 141 on Dec. 30

Nam PhanA matchup between The Ultimate Fighter 12’s Nam Phan and undefeated featherweight Jim Hettes has joined the UFC 141 fight card on December 30 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced today.

Phan (17-9) avenged a controversial loss to Leonard Garcia and bounced back from an August loss to Mike Brown with a unanimous decision over Garcia in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 138 in October, while Hettes (9-0) made his Octagon debut with a submission of TUF 12’s “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres in August.

UFC 141 is headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem for the first shot at new UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and also features a lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz.

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Pictured: Nam Phan

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