UFC on FOX 5 Weigh-in Results for Henderson vs. Diaz Fight Card
Hopes are very high that Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5 card from the Key Arena in Seattle, WA will be the event that turns the doubters into believers. The doubters are those that feel the UFC’s deal with the Fox network has produced lackluster results to date, in both fights and ratings.
Headlining the main event is a fight that many feel could be a “Fight of the Year” candidate as lightweight champion Benson Henderson puts his title on the line against Nate Diaz.
In the co-main event we have what could be a light-heavyweight title eliminator as rising star Alexander Gustafsson looks to take the next step up the ladder when he faces former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Not to be overlooked is the match up that has become the most contentious in the days leading up to the event, and that is the welterweight bout between superstar in the making Rory MacDonald and former two weight division UFC champion BJ Penn.
UFC on FOX 5 Weigh-in Results:
Benson Henderson (154.6) vs. Nate Diaz (155.6)***
Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
Rory MacDonald (170.2) vs. BJ Penn (168.2)
Mike Swick (170) vs. Matt Brown (170.2)
Jeremy Stephens (155.8) vs. Yves Edwards (155)
Mike Easton (135) vs. Raphael Assuncao (136.4)**
Ramsey Nijem (155.4) vs. Joe Proctor (154.6)
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Henry Martinez (158.8) *
Marcus Levesseur (155.4) vs. Abel Trujillo (155.4)
Dennis Siver (146) vs. Nam Phan (145.4)
Scott Jorgensen (135.2) vs. John Albert (136)
*Will have two hours to make 156
** Will have two hours to make 136
***Nate Diaz will have to make 155, no allowance for the title fight.
According to the UFC's Director of Communications, Dave Sholler, Nate Diaz has made weight at 155 and the title fight is a go for Saturday night.
According to Ariel Helwani, Henry Martinez missed weight at 158.8, so he will give up 20 percent of his purse, while Raphael Assuncao made 136.
Still waiting on Nate Diaz news.
Nate Diaz makes a second attempt, sans shorts and he comes in at 155.2, he will have two hours to hit 155, shouldn't be a problem unless he is totally dehydrated, which he did not appear to be.
On to the main event. Nate Diaz hears some boos when he hits the stage and you know he doesn't care one bit. Diaz weighs in 155.6. Lightweight champion Benson Henderson comes to the stage sporting a Sonics jersey and weighs in at 154.6.
Diaz puts his mean mug on for the staredown, but Henderson seems unimpressed.
Diaz will need to get down to 155 for the title fight.
Next we have a lightheavyweight scrap. First to the scale is Alexander Gustafsson and he is in at 205.4 including the viking beard. Mauricio Rua gets a good hand from the crowd as he is introduced. Rua comes in at 205.
A nice handshake between these two at the staredown.
Rory MacDonald hears some boos when he hits the stage and it doesn't look like he cares one bit as he weighs in at 170.2. BJ Penn comes to the stage looking pretty intense as he weighs in at 168.2. The two exchange some words at the staredown, but separate without incident.
On to the main card. Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick up first. Brown comes in at 170.2, Swick comes in at 170.
Jeremy Stephens vs Yves Edwards is next and Stephens sprints to the scale, coming in at 155.8. Edwards is eating a candy bar as he hits the stage, looks like a Twix and he comes in at 155. Edwards seems to like the Twix.
Mike Easton on the stage now and he weighs in at 135. Raphael Assuncao asks for the towel right away comes in at 136.4, he will need to drop .4.
Joe Proctor is next to the stage and he weighs in at 154.6, while his opponent Ramsey Nijem comes in at 155.4.
On to the lightweights. First up is Henry Martinez and he comes in at a beefy 158.8, he will have two hours to hit 156. Daron Cruickshank has no problem making the weight, coming in at 155.
Next up Abel Trujillo vs. Marcus Levesseur. Trujillo hist the scale at 155.4, while Levesseur checks in at the same weight.
On to the FX portion of the card. Nam Phan hits the stage and weighs in at 145.4, while Dennis Siver comes in at 146.2 and there seems to be some confusion on Siver's part, but the towel comes out and he's in at 146.
First fight of the night is a bantamweight contest. John Albert comes in at 136. Scott Jorgensen comes in at 135.2 and I think with some new tattoos.
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