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During Thursday’s pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) jokingly hoped none of the athletes in attendance fell on stage and hurt themselves before Saturday’s scraps. Given the rash of injuries that have ravaged several Octagon shows in 2012, the tongue-in-cheek comment carried a sense of seriousness to it.
While none of “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” featured fighters suffered an injury, White reported Friday morning Tim Means slipped in the sauna while trying to cut weight for today’s weigh-ins and knocked himself out.
White said Marcus LeVesseur has agreed to serve as a last-second substitute to fight Abel Trujillo in the card’s prelims.
LeVesseur was originally slated to face Michael Chiesa in the event, but was pulled just four days ago after Chiesa became ill.
That came only two days after Brendan Schaub was removed from the lineup after opponent Lavar Johnson pulled his groin.
Here is the show’s revised agenda:
(Facebook 4:20PM ET/1:20PM PT)
Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
(FX 5PM ET/2PM PT)
Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan
Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Trujillo
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem
Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards
(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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A lightweight title affair between champion Benson Henderson (Pictured) and Nate Diaz headlined Saturday’s FOX broadcast.
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Key Arena in Seattle, Washington is hosting tonight’s festivities.
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Benson Henderson -160
Nate Diaz +130
Here is the play-by-play from Henderson...
If you happened to miss Saturday night’s featured attraction between UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson (Pictured) and Nate Diaz, no worries because we’ve located the footage for your viewing pleasure.
If you’re a Diaz fan, you better turn away because the clip is nothing short of a Bendo highlight reel.
Although Henderson was only a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite against Mr...
UFC lightweight champion Ben “Smooth” Henderson successfully defended his title against Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC on FOX 5. It was an excellent all-around performance for Henderson who executed a perfect gameplan to dominate all aspects of the fight. Check out some of the fight highlights in the video below courtesy of Fox Sports.
Video: UFC on FOX 5: Henderson/Diaz highlights
The Gambling Gods have finally snapped out of Holiday mode and released the betting lines for “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz’s” four featured bouts.
The most star-studded freebie fight card in the history of ever showcases a lightweight title tilt between Nate Diaz (Pictured) and champion Benson Henderson.
Henderson is a slight -165 odds-on favorite to retain his strap in...
Full results from Seattle, Washington for UFC on FOX 5. Diaz was slightly over but will have no problem losing the .6 pounds. Main Card: Lightweight champion Ben Henderson (154.6) vs. Challenger Nate Diaz (155.6) *Diaz has to lose .6 pounds to be qualified to fight for the title.* Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) vs. Mauricio Rua [...]
Toothpick or no toothpick, that is the question that was posed to Benson Henderson (Pictured) during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. And then the reigning UFC lightweight champ was asked about it again, then again, then again…
You would think his dominant victory over Nate Diaz to notch his second straight title defense would be the hot topic of conversation, instead...
The UFC held their traditional pre-fight press conference today for UFC on FOX 5 from the Seattle Center Pavilion inside KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
In attendance were UFC President Dana White, as well as lightweight champ Benson Henderson and challenger Nate Diaz, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson, B.J. Penn and Rory MacDonald, Mike Swick and Matt Brown...
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The UFC boss on Thursday revealed the plans following a UFC...
Watch the live weigh-ins today live at 4pm ET.
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UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157. The match-up will be the first women’s MMA bout in the history of the UFC. UFC President Dana White made the announcement at the pre-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 5 while also awarding Rousey her championship belt.
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The UFC’s injury bug strikes again.
The UFC on FOX 5 card was going so well, up until a week ago. First Lavar Johnson backs out of his fight and then today UFC President Dana White announced that Tim Means was forced out of his fight with Abel Trujillo.
Means slipped during his weight cut in the sauna and unfortunately knocked himself out. Marcus LeVesseur will be stepping in for...
The fighters taking part in Saturday’s UFC on FOX 5 event will take to the scale today at the official fighter weigh-ins.
Today’s weigh-ins take place at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
The main event of UFC on FOX 6 is for the lightweight title as Benson Henderson looks to defend his strap against Nate Diaz. In the co-main event, we have a possible light heavyweight number...