Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/8/13
Nine fights have been confirmed for “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” thus far, and we now know which five will appear in the pay-per-view portion of the festivities. Frankie Edgar (Pictured) makes his featherweight debut by challenging division king Jose Aldo for his crown in the show’s featured attraction. Potential heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event. Former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira get third-to-top billing. Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia and Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau round out the main card. FX will air four preliminary bouts live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Which scraps appear on the network will depend on how the rest of the roster fills out. The PPV broadcast begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT. Here is UFC 156′s current lineup: Preliminary Card: Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron Main Card: (Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT) Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)
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