On Friday, Dec. 7, the UFC will hold weigh-ins for its upcoming UFC on Fox 5 event which takes place from the Key Arena in Seattle on Dec. 8.

The event is headlined by lightweight champion Benson Henderson, who will defend his belt against former Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz in the main event.

In addition to the 155-pound main event, the Fox-televised main card also features former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on rising contender Alexander Gustafsson, former multi-division champ B.J. Penn returning to face Rory MacDonald and welterweights Mike Swick and Matt Brown going to battle.

The event will feature a total of 11 bouts. A three-hour, six-fight showcase will air on FX, while a single bout will stream via the promotion’s YouTube page. Saturday’s main card will air live on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be split between a 5 p.m. ET FX broadcast and a YouTube stream beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The fighters hit the scales to weigh-in at 7 p.m. ET today. A stream of the action, as well as the full results, appears below.

Main Card

Benson Henderson (154.6) vs. Nate Diaz (155.2)^
Alexander Gustafsson (205.4) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)
Rory MacDonald (170.2) vs. B.J. Penn (168.2)
Matt Brown (170.2) vs. Mike Swick (170)

FX Preliminary Card

Yves Edwards (155) vs. Jeremy Stephens (155.8)
Raphael Assuncao (136.4)+ vs. Mike Easton (135)
Ramsey Nijem (155.4) vs. Joe Proctor (154.6)
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. Henry Martinez (158.8)*
Marcus LeVesseur (155.4) vs. Abel Trujillo (155.4)
Nam Phan (145.4) vs. Dennis Siver (146)

Facebook/YouTube Preliminary Card

John Albert (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135.2)

^ Diaz originally weighed in at 155.6 pounds, but came in at 155.2 on his second attempt. He still has two hours remaining to cut the additional 0.2 pounds to make the lightweight championship limit for his title fight with Henderson

+ Assuncao has two hours to cut an additional 0.4 pounds to make the bantamweight limit for his fight with Easton

* Martinez has two hours to cut an additional 2.8 pounds to make the lightweight limit for his fight with Cruickshank

Photo: Nate Diaz (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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