UFC on Fox 5 has added a new fight in the lightweight division as former Ultimate Fighter competitors Joe Proctor and Ramsey Nijem have agreed to meet at the Dec. 8 show in Seattle.
UFC officials announced the new bout on Wednesday.
A student of UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon, Joe Proctor was one of the favorites to make it all the way to the finals of last year’s Ultimate Fighter Live season. Proctor fell short, but made the most of his opportunity when he did get to the UFC during the season’s live finale show. He put away former housemate Jeremy Larsen by TKO in the first round.
Proctor will face fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Ramsey Nijem, who looks to move to 3-0 since dropping down to 155 pounds after his run on the reality show as a welterweight.
Nijem most recently dispatched of UFC newcomer C.J. Keith in June at UFC on FX 4 and now looks to move to three wins in a row when he faces Proctor in December.
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