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The highly anticipated UFC lightweight championship kicks off tonight between Nate Diaz and Ben Henderson.  Both fighters will be looking to prove who the elite fighter is when the square off, which has the makings to be a classic.

Also, B.J. Penn will make his return to the octagon after a year long layoff, and he will be facing the hot prospect Rory MacDonald.  At the pre-fight press conference, B.J. Penn looked at MacDonald and said he better back it up, which was in response to Rory saying Penn was too old and had the wrong motivations to fight.  It will be interesting to see what type of shape B.J. Penn is in, and also if he can stop the momentum of Rory, who was looked impressive as of late.  This will be Rory’s biggest challenge to date, and a win over Penn certainly will be a huge feather in his cap.

For live results of the bouts list above, be sure to check out below.

 

Main Event (Lightweight Championship)

Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz: Ben Henderson wins via unanimous decision

Main Card 

Co-Main Event- Alexander Gustafsson vs. Shogun Rua: Alexander Gustafsson wins via unanimous decision

Welterweight- B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald: Rory MacDonald wins via unanimous decision

Welterweight- Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick: Matt Brown wins via KO in the second round

Preliminary Card (FX Networks)

Lightweight- Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens: Yves Edwards wins via KO in the first round

Bantamweight- Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton: Raphael Assuncao wins via unanimous decision

Lightweight- Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor: Ramsey Nijem wins via unanimous decision

Lightweight- Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez: Daron Cruickshank wins via KO in the second round

Lightweight- Marcus LeVesseur vs. Abel Tujillo: Abel Tujillo wins via TKO in the second round

Featherweight- Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan: Dennis Siver wins via unanimous d decision

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert: Scott Jorgensen wins via rear naked choke in round one


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