The official weigh in event for UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" is set to take place later this evening (Dec. 7, 2012) LIVE from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
All did not go swimmingly in the upper northwest. Nate Diaz, Raphael Assuncao, and Henry Martinez all came in overweight. Each of them has two hours to cut the additional baggage to make their bouts official or risk forfeiting a portion of their purse.
In Diaz's case, he could lose out on his title shot. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com and we'll keep you up to date on everything.
UFC on FOX 5 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between reigning 155-pound champion Ben Henderson against number one division contender Nate Diaz.
In addition, Alexander Gustafsson will try to move to the head of the light heavyweight class when he tangles with former 205-pound champion Mauricio Rua, while B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald will meet in a welterweight scrap that pits the old school opposite new.
Here are the complete UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" weigh in results:
FOX Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson (154.6) vs. Nate Diaz (155.6)***
FOX Main Card (8 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald (170.2) vs. B.J. Penn (168.2)
170 lbs.: Mike Swick (170) vs. Matt Brown (170.2)
FX Channel "Prelims" Card (5 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Jeremy Stephens (155.8) vs. Yves Edwards (155)
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao (136.4)** vs. Mike Easton (135)
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem (155.4) vs. Joe Proctor (154.6)
155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Henry Martinez (158.8)*
155 lbs.: Marcus LeVesseur (155.4) vs. Abel Trujillo (155.4)
145 lbs.: Nam Phan (145) vs. Dennis Siver (146)
Facebook "Prelims" Card (4:30 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen (135.2) vs. John Albert (136)
*Martinez has an additional two hours to make 156-pounds
**Assuncao has an additional two hours to make 136-pounds
***Diaz must cut the additional .6 pounds to make 155-pounds
Remember, too, that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz," beginning with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook scheduled for around 3:45 p.m. ET. In addition, we will also provide LIVE, real-time results of the main card action as it happens throughout the evening this upcoming Saturday, starting promptly at 8 p.m. ET.
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