On Thursday, April 10, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson. The event takes place Friday, April 11, from the DU Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

In the main event, former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will square off with Ultimate Fighter season 10 winner Roy Nelson. “Big Nog” will look to get back in the win column after succumbing to an armbar against Fabricio Werdum last June. The 37-year-old has been alternating wins and losses in the Octagon since 2008. Nelson, meanwhile, will hope to stop a two-fight skid. The former IFL champ has dropped back-to-back decisions to Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.

The co-main event will feature a pivotal featherweight match-up between veteran Clay Guida and Japan’s Tatsuya Kawajiri. Guida will be looking to rebound from the first knockout loss of his lengthy career, courtesy of Chad Mendes in August. Kawajiri, a Shooto, Pride and Dream veteran, stretched his winning streak to six with a submission win over Sean Soriano in his Octagon debut in January.

Also on the main card, middleweights John Howard and Ryan LaFlare lock horns, as well as lightweight Ramsey Nijem and Beniel Dariush.

The nine-fight event will kick off Friday at 11:50 a.m. ET with five fights streaming on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight main card will follow at 2 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.

The fighters hit the scales at 8 a.m. ET. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC). Full results appear below.

UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (238) vs. Roy Nelson (255.5)
Clay Guida (146) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (145)
John Howard (171) vs. Ryan LaFlare (171)
Beneil Dariush (155) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Daniel Omielanczuk (248) vs. Jared Rosholt (240)
Johnny Bedford (135) vs. Rani Yahya (135.5)
Thales Leites (185) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Chris Camozzi () vs. Andrew Craig ()*
Jim Alers (145.5) vs. Alan Omer (146)

*Chris Camozzi vs. Andrew Craig has been removed from the card due to an illness suffered by Craig.

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