UFC on Fox 5 Weigh In Results: Diaz, Assuncao, Martinez Miss the Mark

December 7, 2012 6:15 pm by Lynn R Mitchell

Main event title challenger, Nate Diaz – failed to hit his target weight on the first attempt and was given two hours to cut the additional weight along with 2 other fighters. Making that a total of 3 fighters missing the mark.

There is no one pound allowance for a title fight. Diaz weighed in at 155.6 pounds for his lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson. . Diaz initially appeared slightly surprised he needed to make exactly 155 lbs for the lightweight title fight. Diaz returned shortly after the official weigh-in event & following bathroom use and weighed 155.2with about 100 minutes on the clock to get to 155.
Diaz’s third attempt, Diaz hit 155 pounds. Diaz hit the mark less than an hour after his first attempt.

Henderson weighed 154.6 pounds for the second defense of his belt.

Co-main-event light-heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson came in at 205.4lbs with former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua coming in at 205 lbs. Both hitting the mark

Former two-division champion B.J. Penn fights for the first time in more than 14 months and weighed in at 168.2. His opponent, up-and-coming Georges St-Pierre teammate Rory MacDonald was 170.2.

Finishing off the FOX-televised main card, welterweights Matt Brown was 170.2 lbs and Mike Swick came in at 170.

The two other fighters who missed their target was Raphael Assuncao coming in at 136.4 for his fight against Mike Easton who weighed in at 135 lbs., and Henry Martinez weighed in at 158.8 for his bout with Daron Cruickshank who came in at 155 lbs. Assuncao returned and made weight on his second attempt. But Martinez elected to not attempt the cut and forfeited 20% of his fight purse to Cruickshank.

The full weigh-in results included:

• Benson Henderson 154.6 lbs vs. Nate Diaz 155.6 lbs +
• Alexander Gustafsson 205.4 lbs vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 205 lbs
• Rory MacDonald 170.2 lbs vs. B.J. Penn 168.2 lbs
• Matt Brown 170..2 lbs vs. Mike Swick 170 lbs
• Yves Edwards 155 lbs vs. Jeremy Stephens 155.8 lbs
• Raphael Assuncao 136.4 lbs + vs. Mike Easton 135 lbs
• Ramsey Nijem 155.4 lbs vs. Joe Proctor 154.6 lbs
• Daron Cruickshank 155 lbs vs. Henry Martinez 158.8 lbs
• Marcus LeVesseur 155.4 lbs vs. Abel Trujillo 155.4 lbs
• Nam Phan 145.4 lbs vs. Dennis Siver 146 lbs
• Yves Edwards 155 lbs vs. Jeremy Stephens 155.8 lbs
• Raphael Assuncao 136.4 + lbs vs. Mike Easton 135 lbs

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