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.