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UFC Returns to Newark for FOX Show in Jan.

Following an exciting card last April, the UFC will return to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, January 30 with a FOX-televised card headlined by the five-round light heavyweight showdown between No. 1 contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and third-ranked Ryan "Darth" Bader.

Tickets for the event go on sale on December 18.

With a record of 10-1 in his last 11, with the only loss coming against Daniel Cormier in a bout for the vacant light heavyweight title in May, Johnson is clearly one of the best 205-pounders in the world, and in September he got back to his winning ways with a Performance of the Night knockout of Jimi Manuwa. Chomping at the bit for his first shot at championship gold, former Ultimate Fighter winner Bader has won five straight with 2015 victories over Phil Davis and Rashad Evans putting him in line for a title fight should he win this January.

Four additional bouts were made official for this card on Wednesday.

In an intriguing welterweight matchup, perennial contender Jake Ellenberger faces former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine.

Also in the welterweight division, New Jersey's own George "The Silencer" Sullivan battles Alexander Yakovlev.

A pair of lightweight bouts are also set, with Canadian phenom Olivier Aubin-Mercier taking on Joaquim "Netto BJJ" Silva, and Felipe Olivieri facing Tony Martin.

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