If there was any doubt about the UFC’s ability to improve an already stacked UFC on FOX 9 fight card, a lightweight bout between Pat Healy and Jamie Varner will allay those thoughts. The UFC has yet to announce where the bout will land on the card despite making the bout official today.
Both typically exciting fighters come into the December 19 bout in dire need of a victory. Healy saw a seven-fight unbeaten streak snapped by upstart Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165, while Varner dropped to 1-2 in his last three after dropping a split decision to Gleison Tibau at UFC 164.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against Josh Thomson. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.