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UFC on FOX: Dustin Poirer vs Pablo Garza first fight announced for Nov. 12 event

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With the UFC today announcing a deal with FOX to run its first show on network television on Nov. 12, 2011 at an event to-be-named in Anaheim, California, it's time to start filling up the card.

And the very first bout announced for the historic event is a featherweight scrap pitting Dustin Poirier against Pablo Garza, as announced by the promotion on its official website.

Poirier has been a beast ever since a unanimous decision loss to Danny Castillo in his WEC debut back in Aug. 2010.

He's gone on a 3-0 tear, including halting the Josh Grispi hype train with a star-making performance at UFC 125 in what was his Octagon -- and featherweight -- debut.

While he was relegated to the preliminary card for his next bout, he made the most of it, defeating late replacement Jason Young with ease. Time to see if "The Diamond" can cut it in the rough.

Pablo Garza makes his way to the "Golden State" on the strength of two of the most impressive finishes in the past calendar year.

In Dec. 2010 he made his featherweight debut on the same night he made his first appearance inside the eight-sided playground and absolutely wrecked Fredson Paixao with a flying knee that easily earned him "Knockout of the Night."

As if that wasn't impressive enough, he followed it up by pulling off an utterly amazing flying triangle submission victory over Yves Jabouin at UFC 129, one of the biggest events in the history of the company, earning himself "Submission of the Night" in the process.

In short, the dude has got skills.

That's why it should be an explosive night of action once these two meet in the center of the cage. I wonder if that's how they found themselves matched up together on this card? 

The UFC will make its debut on network TV on Nov. 12, 2011. Poirier vs. Garza is the first bout announced for the event, but a slew of fight bookings is expected to come in the very near future.

Stay tuned to for all the latest updates.