The highly anticipated fights littering UFC 157's historic card became official Friday with nearly all fighters coming in on weight for the weigh-ins.
Saturday's card is a momentous occasion for the promotion—not only does it feature the first-ever women's fight in the history of the promotion, it also features a title eliminator between two of the biggest names in the light heavyweight division in Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson.
Here are the results for each of the night's most highly anticipated weigh-ins and what we can expect from each of them.
Urijah Faber (136) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135.6)
Prior to Jon Fitch's release from the organization, this seemed like a rather innocuous fight. Now it feels like Faber could be fighting for his spot on the UFC roster.
Fitch has long been one of the top fighters in the welterweight division, but a 1-2-1 record in his last four fights against some of the best guys in the division prompted his release from the company.
Faber has enjoyed his fair share of success in his division and remains a popular name. However, he's 1-2 in his last three fights, with losses to the current champion (Dominick Cruz) and interim champion (Renan Barao).
If he doesn't get the job done against Menjivar, he could be the next popular name to hit the chopping block.
Dan Henderson (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (202)
Henderson will make his long-awaited return to the octagon after his epic 2011 fight with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua with a title shot in mind.
Machida already has a loss to Jones on his resume. He was choked out by the champion at UFC 140, but he'll be looking to prove that he's ready for a rematch.
At 42 years old, this will likely be Henderson's last run at a UFC title. He'll need to prove that he can get over any rust issues early on in what should be a candidate for Fight of the Night.
Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey (134.6) vs. Liz Carmouche (133.6)
This is the fight that everyone is talking about, and for good reason—it's the first women's fight in UFC history and has plenty of intrigue.
Rousey has been a dominant force in the now-defunct Strikeforce and has earned all six of her victories in her 6-0 record by way of armbar in the first round.
Her dominance will be put to the test by former Marine Liz Carmouche, who sports an 8-2 record of her own and has experience in both Strikeforce and Invicta. There was a time when it seemed like women's MMA would never be introduced in the UFC, so this is definitely a historic fight.
With the increasingly popular Rousey involved, this is a must-watch fight. It will be interesting to see if her impressive streak of armbar victories remains intact or if Carmouche finds a way to pull off the massive upset.
Court McGee (170) vs. Josh Neer (171)
Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Robbie Lawler (171)
Lavar Johnson (255) vs. Brendan Schaub (243)
Mike Chiesa (156.2) vs. Anton Kuivanen (156)
Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Matt Grice (145)
Caros Fodor (155) vs. Sam Stout (155)
Brock Jardine (170) vs. Kenny Robertson (170)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Jon Manley (171)
Nah-Shon Burrell (175.8) vs. Yuri Villefort (170)
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