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Video: Anthony Pettis thinks Jose Aldo is a tougher challenge than Ben Henderson

UFC lightweight and now featherweight contender Anthony Pettis discusses his decision to drop down to 145 pounds and challenge Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title this summer with Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian on last night's episode of "UFC Tonight". 

UFC on Fox 5 Quick Results

Main Card:
Benson Henderson def. Nathan Diaz - Decision (Unanimous)
Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio Rua - Decision (Unanimous)
Rory MacDonald def. BJ Penn - Decision (Unanimous)
Matt Brown def. Mike Swick - KO (Punches)

Preliminary Fights:
Yves Edwards def. Jeremy Stephens - KO (Punches & Elbows)
Raphael Assuncao def. Mike Easton - Decision (Unanimous)
Ramsey Nijem def. Joe Proctor - Decision (Unanimous)
Daron Cruickshank def. Henry Martinez - KO (Kick)
Abel Trujillo def. Marcus LeVesseur - TKO (Knees)
Dennis Siver def. Nam Phan - Decision (Unanimous)
Scott Jorgensen def. John Albert - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Previewing UFC on Fox 5: The Main Card

Benson Henderson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The UFC hits Seattle on Saturday night with UFC on Fox 5 which is arguably their most stacked card of the year. In the main event, Benson Henderson defends his lightweight title against Nate Diaz. Henderson, who is riding a five fight winning streak, will look to prove his doubters wrong when he takes on the versatile Stockton, California native.

The card also includes an intriguing welterweight matchup between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald. Penn, who is coming out of retirement, has a lot to prove after a lackluster two years in the octagon. He’ll be in tough with MacDonald who has consistently looked stronger with each outing.

Rounding out the main card is a light heavyweight showdown between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson plus a welterweight clash between Mike Swick and Matt Brown.

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UFC on Fox 5: “Road to the Octagon” Video



The video above is the UFC’s latest promotional tool, ‘Road to the Octagon’, which takes an in-depth look at the fighters on Saturday’s UFC on Fox 5 card. 

UFC on Fox 5 is headlined by a UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. The card also features BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald and Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

The Daily Recap: Three Fights to Headline Stacked UFC on FOX 5, OneFC and Invicta News & More

Benson Henderson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

For those complaining about the lack of depth for UFC cards recently, the announcement of a title fight and two high-profile bouts between contenders for the UFC's next show on FOX should be enough to generate some excitement again.

UFC on FOX 5 will be headlined by Benson Henderson, who defended his UFC lightweight championship just this past weekend against Frankie Edgar, taking on Nate Diaz in a 155 lb title bout.

Also featured on the network television broadcast will be decorated veteran Mauricio "Shogun" Rua facing top rising light heavyweight prospect Alexander Gustafsson and the return of future hall-of-famer B.J. Penn against highly-touted youngster Rory MacDonald.

The show will take place on December 8 at a location yet to be announced. A fourth fight will also be featured on the main card and will be announced in the coming weeks.

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What’s Next After UFC 150?

Frankie Edgar. Photo courtesy of Complex Magazine.

Whether we agree with it or not, Benson Henderson is still the UFC lightweight champion and Frankie Edgar is headed back to the drawing board for the first time in four years.

UFC 150 provided us with another potential storm of controversy at 155 lbs, but UFC president Dana White is determined to move forward within the division. At this point, who can blame him? The title’s last six defenses have featured the same four fighters.

So as promised, Henderson will defend the belt against top contender Nate Diaz later this year, while Edgar faces a multitude of questions regarding his future, none more prevalent than the option to drop to featherweight – a move that would appease many.

What about the other fighters that competed in Denver this past weekend? Well, here’s a list of potential matchups the UFC could make down the line.

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Frankie Edgar Plans on Bringing Lightweight Belt Home from Japan

In the above video courtesy of UFC.com, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar discusses what it means to be champion to him and how he plans on using fear as a motivating factor in his upcoming title defense against Ben Henderson this weekend in Japan.

Ben Henderson Envisions Upsetting Frankie Edgar in Japan

In the above video, UFC lightweight contender Ben Henderson describes how he has envisioned an upset and a potential stoppage over reigning champion Frankie Edgar and plans on taking home the UFC lightweight title after their highly awaited clash at UFC 144 in Japan next Saturday night.

Frankie Edgar, Ben Henderson Discuss Lightweight Title Bout in Japan

Just nine days away from their UFC lightweight title bout in the promotion's first return to Japan in over a decade, reigning champion Frankie Edgar and top contender Ben Henderson took part in a pair of pre-fight interviews with play-by-play announcer Jon Anik during Wednesday's UFC on FUEL TV broadcast.

Edgar's interview is above and Henderson's is after the jump.

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Updated: Ben Henderson Injured, WEC 43 Move to October 10


Donald Cerrone. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

WEC lightweight contender Ben Henderson has suffered an injury forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming WEC interim lightweight title fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

According to MMAWeekly.com, WEC 43, which was slated for September 2 in Youngstown, Ohio, has now been pushed back to October 10 and will likely move to a new venue. Despite the date and venue change, the fight card is expected to remain intact.

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