Even though UFC on FOX 5 saw the injury bug strike the show still turned out to be an entertaining affair, featuring finishes and fights on the level of any PPV. Though the show didn’t skip a beat, a handful of competitors originally set to see action at the December 8 event have been added to the UFC’s February 23 stop in Anaheim, California in hopes of delivering an extra boost of excitement to an already stacked lineup.
Schaub (8-3) and Johnson (17-6) are both knockout artists by trade, combining for 22 strike-based stoppages in 25 total victories. Both men are also coming off a first-frame loss and should be hungry to notch a convincing victory and solidify standing in the division.
Meanwhile, Chiesa is unbeaten but hasn’t fought since winning the Ultimate Fighter 15. The 8-0 Chiesa has six submissions to his credit but isn’t likely to find such a route to success against Kuivanen who is 17-5 with eight tap-outs of his own.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC