UFC Fight Night 12: Nate Diaz vs. Alvin Robinson (Exclusive)

nate diaz vs alvin robinson at ufc fight night 12
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) learned this afternoon that season five winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), Nate Diaz (7-2), will return to the Octagon against Alvin Robinson (9-2) at UFC Fight Night 12 on January 23.

The Caesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu-trained Diaz is fresh off a submission win (guillotine) over Junior Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 11 in September. It was his first bout since defeating Manny Gamburyan at the TUF 5 Finale to become the 155-pound winner of the mixed martial arts reality series that airs on SpikeTV.

Robinson bounced back from a punishing loss to Kenny Florian (verbal submission) in his Octagon debut at UFC 73: "Stacked" to beat Jorge Gurgel to a bloody pulp at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" last month en route to a unanimous decision win.

Both Diaz and Robinson are well known for their submission games; however, the edge on the ground would have to go to Diaz in this one -- he's very crafty. "The Kid," on the other hand, is very strong and powerful.

For the latest rumored UFC Fight Night 12 fight card click here.

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