UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz

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UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz
Bendo-Diaz FOX 5.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 8, 2012
CitySeattle, Washington
Total gate$1,522,600[1]
Event chronology
UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz (also known as UFC on Fox 5) is a mixed martial arts event that was held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 8, 2012, at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. It was broadcast live on Fox Sports.[2]


As a result of the cancellation of UFC 151, bouts between Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo, Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez[3] and Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin were rescheduled for this event.[4]

Rafaello Oliveira was expected to face Michael Chiesa at the event. However, Oliveira was forced out of the bout with a broken hand, and replaced by Marcus LeVesseur.[5] Then, the week of the event, Chiesa was forced out of the bout with LeVesseur with an undisclosed illness and the bout was scrapped altogether.[6] Also, on the day of the weigh-ins for the event, Tim Means was forced from his bout with Abel Trujillo after sustaining a head injury caused by a fall in a hotel sauna. LeVesseur replaced Means in the bout.[7]

T.J. Dillashaw was scheduled to fight Mike Easton in the preliminary card. However, an injury sidelined Dillashaw, who was forced out of the bout and replaced by Bryan Caraway.[8] Then, on November 21, it was announced that Caraway was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Raphael Assunção.[9]

Eddie Yagin was expected to face Dennis Siver at this event. However, Yagin was forced out of the bout due to a sparring injury that landed him in the hospital with swelling around his brain, and was replaced by Nam Phan.[10]

John Cholish was expected to face Yves Edwards at the event. However, Cholish was forced out of the bout with a groin injury and replaced by Jeremy Stephens.[11]

Lavar Johnson was scheduled to face Brendan Schaub at the event. However, Johnson was forced out of the bout with a groin injury and Schaub was pulled from the card altogether.[12]

At the weigh-ins, Henry Martinez came in heavy weighing in at 158.8 lb. Martinez was given two hours to cut to the lightweight maximum of 156 pounds, but he elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to his opponent Daron Cruickshank.[13]

At the pre-weigh-in press conference, UFC, as part of merging Strikeforce champions into the UFC, officially named Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey the women's bantamweight champion and presented her with a belt.[14][15]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Benson Henderson (c) def. Nate Diaz Decision (unanimous) (50–43, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. Maurício Rua Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Rory MacDonald def. B.J. Penn Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Matt Brown def. Mike Swick KO (punches) 2 2:31
Preliminary Card (FX)
Lightweight Yves Edwards def. Jeremy Stephens KO (punches and elbows) 1 1:55
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção def. Mike Easton Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Ramsey Nijem def. Joe Proctor Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (158.8 lb) Daron Cruickshank def. Henry Martinez KO (head kick) 2 2:57
Lightweight Abel Trujillo def. Marcus LeVesseur TKO (knees to the body) 2 3:56
Featherweight Dennis Siver def. Nam Phan Decision (unanimous) (30–24, 30–25, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Bantamweight Scott Jorgensen def. John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:59

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[16]

  • Fight of the Night: Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
  • Knockout of the Night: Yves Edwards
  • Submission of the Night: Scott Jorgensen

Reported Payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Washington State Department of Licensing. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[17]

  • Benson Henderson: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $50,000
  • Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Maurício Rua: $175,000
  • Rory MacDonald: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
  • Matt Brown: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Mike Swick: $48,000
  • Yves Edwards: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
  • Raphael Assunção: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Mike Easton: $25,000
  • Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Joe Proctor: $8,000
  • Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Henry Martinez: $8,000 ^
  • Abel Trujillo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000
  • Dennis Siver: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Nam Phan: $10,000
  • Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 (includes $20,500 win bonus) def. John Albert: $10,000

^ Henry Martinez was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the required weight for his fight. The Washington State Department of Licensing's initial report did not include information on the penalty.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2012-12-12). "UFC on FOX 5 officially draws 14,387 attendance and $1.5 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  2. ^ Staff (2012-08-21). "'UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz' to take place Dec. 8 at Seattle's KeyArena". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  3. ^ Staff (2012-08-27). "Means-Trujillo, Cruickshank-Martinez moved from scrapped UFC 151 to UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  4. ^ Alexander, Mookie (2012-08-30). "Dennis Siver Vs. Eddie Yagin Moved To UFC On FOX 5, All UFC 151 Fights Now Rescheduled". BloodyElbow.com. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  5. ^ Staff (2012-10-24). "Replacement Marcus LeVesseur meets Michael Chiesa at UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  6. ^ Staff (2012-12-03). "Michael Chiesa ill, scratches from Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  7. ^ Brand, Jeremy (2012-12-07). "Tim Means out, Marcus LeVesseur in at UFC on FOX 5 against Abel Trujillo". MMAsucka.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  8. ^ Staff (2012-10-30). "Bryan Caraway in for injured T.J. Dillashaw, faces Mike Easton at UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  9. ^ Staff (2012-11-21). "Raphael Assuncao replaces Bryan Caraway, faces Mike Easton at UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  10. ^ Staff (2012-11-14). "Nam Phan replaces Eddie Yagin, meets Dennis Siver at UFC on FOX 5 in December". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  11. ^ Staff (2012-11-24). "Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens rebooked for UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  12. ^ Staff (2012-11-30). "Pulled groin forces Lavar Johnson out of UFC on FOX 5 bout with Brendan Schaub". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
  13. ^ Staff (2012-12-07). "UFC on Fox 5 weigh-in results". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  14. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ronda-rousey-named-ufc-womens-135-champ
  15. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26gLIvI5MmU
  16. ^ Staff (2012-12-08). "UFC on Fox 5 bonuses: Jorgensen nets $130,000, Edwards, Albert get $65,000 each". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  17. ^ Staff (2012-12-12). "UFC on FOX 5 salaries: Rua, Penn and Henderson earn top purses". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12.

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