Rory MacDonald

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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The Motivation of BJ Penn


B.J. Penn. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

"It's probably the last time you're ever going to see me in here. I can't keep; I want to perform at the top level. That's it." - BJ Penn's UFC 137 post-fight comments.

After turning down bouts with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck, Penn made headlines this week when he responded to a challenge from prospect turned contender Rory MacDonald.

What changed Penn's mind?

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