UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz Weigh-In Video and Results

UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz participants will step on the scales at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, as part of the official weigh-in procedure ahead of this Saturday’s stacked fight card. The event is headlined by Ben Henderson’s second UFC Lightweight title defense, against the Octagon veteran Nate Diaz. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fights Alexander Gustafsson in the co-main event of the night.

Also on the card, BJ Penn returns to the cage against Rory MacDonald, and Mike Swick fights Matt Brown in the main card opener.

Weigh-ins start at 7 P.M. EST, live stream is available in this very post. As always, stay tuned to LowKick.com for more post-fight coverage.

Card via MMAMania.com, outer photo via Twitter (@SeanShelby)

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


19 Comments

  1. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    December 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hyped for the Rory/BJ staredown!!!

  2. Avatar of Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    December 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I didn't think BJ looked in great shape. Not even close. He doesn't look like he's in a-hard-three-rounds shape.

    I thought it was pretty funny how Penn "eased" his way up to Rory, as opposed to getting right up in his face. I think deep down he doesn't believe he can beat The Automaton. I think The Automaton is going to stomp all over BJ. Sorry BJ, but I think by the time this fight is over his legacy is going to be even more tarnished and he'll once again be debating retirement, because he just can't suck it up and stay @ 155. He is too small and not dedicated enough for 170. That will be easily proven tomorrow night.

  3. Avatar of Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    December 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I don't believe it's a LowKick policy that you have to explain why you weaked someone. My advice Keith, put down another 40 quid on Rory and call it a day.

  4. Avatar of Evan Holober

    Evan Holober

    December 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Penn looks in the best shape I've seen him for 170, ever. Still think Rory will win, but he will have to weather in insane first round.

    War BJ

    • Avatar of Brian Cox

      Brian Cox

      December 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      I think he's going to lose Evan, but if he does win / pull it off (he's the under-dog) good for him. Regardless, I still don't believe he could win 4 in a row and get a title shot @ 170.

      • Avatar of Evan Holober

        Evan Holober

        December 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        Four in a row? Why did that come up? He's BJ, he'd only need one maybe 2 wins to get another title shot.

        If he wins, which is a big if, I have a hopeful feeling he'll be given the winner of Diaz-Henderson at LW. Which would be fan-fucking-tastic.

        • Avatar of Brian Cox

          Brian Cox

          December 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

          If he beats Rory, there's one win. Another win beyond that, would not garner him a title shot @ 170. I just don't see it. He needs four wins to get a shot at the title. IMO. And in terms of him being offered a fight @ LW. Which is it LW or MW? This is part of his problem, pick a division. Further, I fail to see how a guy coming off of one win in the 170 division would be entitled to a shot @ the 155 title. Particularly given that he'd held and challenged for that title only three fights prior. I don't get the MMA-math on that one.

          MacDonald TKO Round 2

          • Avatar of Evan Holober

            Evan Holober

            December 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm

            Dude, are we talking about the same "sport"? You fail to see how one win for a former multi-division champion, that's extremely popular, would get him within one win of a title shot? How? Do you suddenly think the words "deserving" and "earned" are going to show up in Dana White's line of thinking? BJ's a draw, and if he beat Rory, and say Johnny Hendrics/Josh Koscheck/Jon Fitch/Jake Shields he would have defeated two top ten guys (depending on the second opponent maybe a top 5 WW). One being GSP's close training partner that he is mentoring (giving us fans the ol' revenge factor).

            If you think that's somehow out of the realm of possibility if BJ wins, than I'll just say the names Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen.

            On the 155lb title part; He's looked at as the best LW of all-time. He'd be 2-1-1 since moving up to WW, and after Diaz the next #1 contender is Pettis/Cerrone (who aren't fighting for another 2 months).

            Then we come full circle to the part about him being a draw (a much bigger one than any LW currently competing).

          • Avatar of mmagym

            mmagym

            December 8, 2012 at 6:04 am

            true…it may not be right but the ufc is all about business (money) which is why no one can be surprised about the hendricks decision or if bj would get a title shot if he wins this.

    • Avatar of enjoylife321

      enjoylife321

      December 8, 2012 at 5:51 am

      BJ Penn is an animal while he is dominating, but the moment he gets challenged he quits and wont come out of his corner…just like in the pierre fight

      He is a talented fighter but mentally weak, rory will run through him

  5. Avatar of micah in san diego

    micah in san diego

    December 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Diaz (initially 155.6, then 155.2), Martinez (158.8), and Assuncao (136.4) all missed weight. Martinez will not make 156, so he is forfeiting 20 percent of his purse and the fight will go on as scheduled. Assuncao made weight on his second attempt. Diaz made 155 pounds on his third attempt.

  6. Avatar of Brasil

    Brasil

    December 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Go BJ!!!!!

  7. Avatar of apocalypse123

    apocalypse123

    December 8, 2012 at 1:45 am

    "Get the fuck outta my face"
    Rory Macdonald

  8. Avatar of greeneyeleo

    greeneyeleo

    December 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Is it just me, but when I was watching the preview show, I kept getting that "serial killer" vibe when they interviewed Rory Macdonald- like a crazy angry guy trying to pass as a "normal human" or something ha ha. I've heard plenty of fighters talk crazy in interviews, but it was like he was trying to *hide* his craziness that makes me feel it, I suppose.

    • Avatar of InfiniteEnigma

      InfiniteEnigma

      December 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

      kind of saw that in the post fight interview too. Not sure why the crowd was booing him though. Seriously, mobs are fickle, sooo stupid. They all start cheering "BJ" due to fans of the prodigy or just USA, dunno, but then eventually cheering "Rory" because McDonald was winning. Not sticking with the original person they were rooting for…then , at the end, booing Rory…why ??? cuz he is not USA and it was in USA ??? I dont get it, but yea, he still has that serial killer sort of look about him, lol…lil crazy and hiding it, or trying to.

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