Lightweight Championship (155)
[#1/#7DD] Ben Henderson (17-2-0) vs. [#4] Nate Diaz (16-7-0)
Ben Henderson is the All-Time #11 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ben Henderson (3-0-0)
2012-08-11: W vs. [#2LW/#10DD] Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) via SD (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)
2012-02-26: W vs. [#2LW/#10DD] Frankie Edgar (14-3-1) via UD (49-46, 48-47, 49-46)
2011-11-12: W vs. [#14LW] Clay Guida (29-13-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Nate Diaz (3-0-0)
2012-05-05: W vs. [#17LW] Jim Miller (21-4-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 4:09 of round 2
2011-12-30: W vs. [#8LW] Donald Cerrone (19-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2011-09-24: W vs. [#29LW] Takanori Gomi (34-8-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:27 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ben Henderson 119, Nate Diaz 217
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ben Henderson leads 4-2
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Light Heavyweight (205)
[#5] Mauricio Rua (21-6-0) vs. [#9] Alexander Gustafsson (14-1-0)
Mauricio Rua is the All-Time #4 ranked Light Heavyweight and #18 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Mauricio Rua (2-1-0)
2012-08-04: W vs. [#26LHW] Brandon Vera (12-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:09 of round 4
2011-11-19: L vs. [#3LHW] Dan Henderson (29-8-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2011-08-27: W vs. [#8LHW] Forrest Griffin (19-7-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:53 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Alexander Gustafsson (3-0-0)
2012-04-14: W vs. [#38LHW] Thiago Silva (14-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2011-12-30: W vs. [#32LHW] Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:13 of round 1
2011-08-06: W vs. [#20LHW] Matt Hamill (11-4-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 3:41 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mauricio Rua 126, Alexander Gustafsson 238
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#12] B.J. Penn (16-8-2) vs. [#14] Rory MacDonald (13-1-0)
B.J. Penn is the All-Time #14 ranked Welterweight and #6 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: B.J. Penn (1-1-1)
2011-10-29: L vs. [#5WW] Nick Diaz (26-8-0) via UD (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
2011-02-27: D vs. [#11WW] Jon Fitch (24-4-1) via Draw (Majority) in 5:00 of round 3
2010-11-20: W vs. [*] Matt Hughes (45-9-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:21 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Rory MacDonald (3-0-0)
2012-04-21: W vs. [#63WW] Che Mills (15-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:20 of round 2
2011-08-06: W vs. [#16WW] Mike Pyle (23-8-1) via TKO (Punches) in 3:54 of round 1
2011-04-30: W vs. [#4LW] Nate Diaz (16-7-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: B.J. Penn 406, Rory MacDonald 231
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#57] Mike Swick (15-4-0) vs. [#64] Matt Brown (15-11-0)

Last 3 Fights: Mike Swick (1-2-0)
2012-08-04: W vs. [#139WW] DaMarques Johnson (16-12-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:20 of round 2
2010-02-06: L vs. [#58WW] Paulo Thiago (14-5-0) via Technical Submission (Brabo Choke) in 1:54 of round 2
2009-11-14: L vs. [#34WW] Dan Hardy (25-10-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Matt Brown (3-0-0)
2012-06-22: W vs. [#218WW] Luis Ramos (19-8-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:20 of round 2
2012-04-21: W vs. [#311WW] Stephen Thompson (6-1-0) via UD (30-27, 29-27, 30-27)
2012-02-04: W vs. [#394WW] Chris Cope (8-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:19 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Mike Swick 126, Matt Brown 169
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#49] Marcus Levesseur (22-6-0) vs. [#257] Michael Chiesa (8-0-0)

Last 3 Fights: Marcus Levesseur (2-1-0)
2012-10-05: W vs. [#55LW] Carlo Prater (30-12-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2012-05-15: L vs. [#159FW] Cody McKenzie (13-3-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 3:05 of round 1
2011-08-19: W vs. [#346LW] Taurean Bogguess (11-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Michael Chiesa (3-0-0)
2012-06-01: W vs. [#921LW] Al Iaquinta (6-2-1) via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:47 of round 1
2011-10-01: W vs. [NA] Darrell Fenner (4-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:45 of round 1
2011-07-16: W vs. [#895LW] Matt Coble (4-5-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:13 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marcus Levesseur 64, Michael Chiesa 190
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#37] Jeremy Stephens (20-8-0) vs. [#62] Yves Edwards (41-18-1)
Yves Edwards is the All-Time #16 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jeremy Stephens (1-2-0)
2012-05-15: L vs. [#8LW] Donald Cerrone (19-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2011-10-08: L vs. [#12LW] Anthony Pettis (15-2-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2011-06-04: W vs. [#269LW] Daniel Downes (8-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Last 3 Fights: Yves Edwards (1-2-0)
2011-12-03: L vs. [#58LW] Tony Ferguson (13-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
2011-10-01: W vs. [#124LW] Rafaello Oliveira (16-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:44 of round 2
2011-06-11: L vs. [#61LW] Sam Stout (18-8-1) via KO (Punch) in 3:52 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jeremy Stephens 207, Yves Edwards 371
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Jeremy Stephens leads 1-0
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Bantamweight (135)
[#10] Raphael Assuncao (18-4-0) vs. [#21] Mike Easton (13-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Raphael Assuncao (2-1-0)
2012-07-11: W vs. [#155BW] Issei Tamura (7-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:25 of round 2
2011-08-27: W vs. [#56BW] Johnny Eduardo (26-9-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2011-03-19: L vs. [#22FW] Erik Koch (13-1-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:32 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Mike Easton (3-0-0)
2012-07-07: W vs. [#54BW] Ivan Menjivar (25-9-0) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
2012-01-20: W vs. [#102BW] Jared Papazian (14-8-0) via MD (30-27, 29-28, 29-29)
2011-10-01: W vs. [#306BW] Byron Bloodworth (6-2-0) via TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches) in 4:52 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Raphael Assuncao 150, Mike Easton 154
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#127] Ramsey Nijem (6-2-0) vs. [#222] Joe Proctor (8-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Ramsey Nijem (2-1-0)
2012-06-22: W vs. [#320LW] C.J. Keith (8-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:29 of round 1
2011-10-29: W vs. [#269LW] Daniel Downes (8-3-0) via UD (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
2011-06-04: L vs. [#58LW] Tony Ferguson (13-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:54 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Joe Proctor (3-0-0)
2012-06-01: W vs. [#672LW] Jeremy Larsen (8-3-0) via TKO (Knee and Punches) in 1:59 of round 1
2011-10-08: W vs. [#221LW] Matt Bessette (10-4-0) via UD ()
2011-05-21: W vs. [*] Oz Pariser (4-1-0) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ramsey Nijem 169, Joe Proctor 190
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#108] Daron Cruickshank (11-2-0) vs. [#123] Henry Martinez (9-2-0)

Last 3 Fights: Daron Cruickshank (3-0-0)
2012-06-01: W vs. [#155FW] Chris Tickle (10-5-0) via UD (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
2011-12-03: W vs. [#292FW] Jesse Gross (7-3-0) via TKO (Punches and Elbows) in 1:39 of round 1
2011-10-21: W vs. [#168LW] Mike Ricci (7-2-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Henry Martinez (2-1-0)
2012-06-08: W vs. [#150LW] Bernardo Magalhaes (12-3-0) via SD (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
2012-02-04: L vs. [#67WW] Matt Riddle (7-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2012-01-21: W vs. [#497WW] Ali Hanjani (2-3-0) via Submission (Reverse Triangle Choke) in 3:44 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Daron Cruickshank 190, Henry Martinez 183
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#3] Dennis Siver (20-8-0) vs. [#45] Nam Phan (18-10-0)

Last 3 Fights: Dennis Siver (2-1-0)
2012-04-14: W vs. [#6FW] Diego Nunes (18-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2011-10-29: L vs. [#8LW] Donald Cerrone (19-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:22 of round 1
2011-07-02: W vs. [#15LW] Matt Wiman (15-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Nam Phan (2-1-0)
2012-08-04: W vs. [#103FW] Cole Miller (18-7-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2011-12-30: L vs. [#71FW] Jim Hettes (10-1-0) via UD (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
2011-10-08: W vs. [#144FW] Leonard Garcia (15-9-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Dennis Siver 238, Nam Phan 126
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Bantamweight (135)
[#24] Scott Jorgensen (13-6-0) vs. [#190] John Albert (7-3-0)
Scott Jorgensen is the All-Time #15 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Scott Jorgensen (1-2-0)
2012-06-08: L vs. [#9BW] Eddie Wineland (19-8-1) via KO (Punches) in 4:10 of round 2
2012-02-04: L vs. [#2BW] Renan Barao (29-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2011-10-29: W vs. [#159BW] Jeff Curran (34-15-1) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: John Albert (1-2-0)
2012-06-01: L vs. [#30BW] Erik Perez (12-4-0) via Technical Submission (Armbar) in 4:18 of round 1
2012-02-15: L vs. [#54BW] Ivan Menjivar (25-9-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:45 of round 1
2011-12-03: W vs. [#112BW] Dustin Pague (11-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:09 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Scott Jorgensen 183, John Albert 190
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#33] Tim Means (18-3-1) vs. [#154] Abel Trujillo (9-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Tim Means (3-0-0)
2012-06-08: W vs. [#73LW] Justin Salas (10-4-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 1:06 of round 1
2012-02-15: W vs. [#150LW] Bernardo Magalhaes (12-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
2012-01-21: W vs. [#798LW] Tye Brown (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:30 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Abel Trujillo (3-0-0)
2012-06-30: W vs. [#241WW] Frank Carrillo (6-3-0) via UD ()
2012-04-13: W vs. [#480LW] James Edson Berto (16-10-1) via Submission in 1:10 of round 1
2012-01-21: W vs. [#234WW] Ken Jackson (10-10-1) via UD ()

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tim Means 183, Abel Trujillo 161
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Notes about the Fight Card
- Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
- A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
- An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.

Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Ben Henderson
Highest Stored DD Rating: Ben Henderson
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Very Good [***½]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Large [***½]




Posted on December 3, 2012 by jcs

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