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Would you like a sneak peek at the video intro for the baddest freebie fight card in UFC history? Good, because we’ve obtained the footage for your viewing pleasure.
“UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” takes place Saturday inside Key Arena in Seattle. A light heavyweight affair between former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson co-headlines the gig.
Lightweight champ Benson Henderson puts his strap on the line against Nate Diaz in the night’s featured attraction.
Welterweight thrillers with BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald and Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick round out the main card.
FOX will broadcast the four bouts live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. And of course, the video below is what kicks off the festivities.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is the roster for Saturday:
(Facebook 3:45PM ET/12:45PM PT)
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Marcus LeVesseur vs. TBD
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards
Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem
Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)
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6'0" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
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April 16, 1985
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Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz (Pictured) have each taken different and distinctive paths towards Saturday’s championship showdown. Henderson had to prove his mettle in the WEC and bounce back from a devastating “Showtime Kick” via Anthony Pettis before he finally captured the UFC belt.
Bendo is now looking to notch his second consecutive UFC title defense.
It’s been a long and winding road, but Nate Diaz (Pictured) is just days away from finally entering a UFC championship fight. Unfortunately for Mr. 209, he’ll step inside the Octagon Saturday as a slight underdog against reigning lightweight king Benson Henderson.
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If you were confused about what time “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz Road to the Octagon” aired in your local market on Sunday, you probably weren’t the only one. No worries, because we’ve located to hour-long documentary to get you up to speed.
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The bad news: Michael Chiesa (Pictured) has been forced out of Saturday’s scrap against Marcus LeVesseur due to illness. The good news: the lightweight affair wasn’t one of “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured fights.
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Did you catch the UFC’s “Road to the Octagon” after football on Sunday? If not, no worries as we’ve got the entire episode here for you to check out. The episode follows BJ Penn, Rory MacDonald, Shogun Rua, Alexander Gustafsson, Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz as they prepare for this Saturday’s fight-night. Highlights include MacDonald [...]
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