UFC host their twelfth FOX card with a main card packed with title implications. In the main event, welterweight contenders Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will slug it out for the chance to fight Johny Hendricks for the UFC world title, with Lawler looking to rematch Hendricks after an incredible battle earlier this year, and Brown looking to earn his first title shot.
With Lawler winning four of his last five since returning to the UFC and the welterweight division, he – like Brown – has looked like a different animal of late. Brown, meanwhile, has won an incredible seven straight, including breakthrough TKO wins over the likes of Erick Silva, Mike Pyle and Jordan Mein.
Prior to his winning streak, Brown had lost four in his last five, leaving him on the verge of being cut by the promotion. Lawler had lost five of his last eight before signing with the UFC, where he has gone on to become ranked #1 in the welterweight division and defeat the likes of Josh Koscheck, Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger.
In the co-main event, Anthony Johnson will look to continue where he left off after an impressive return at UFC 172, facing the returning Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Johnson has won his last seven, including a stand-out performance against Phil Davis in a dominant decision win in his last bout, putting him on track for a UFC title shot. Nogueira returns to the Octagon for the first time since a decision win over Rashad Evans at UFC 156 in February 2013, and has eight of his last ten heading into the both with ‘Rumble’.
In the featherweight division, veteran Clay Guida faces Dennis Bermudez in a bout between the 145-pounders ranked #7 and #12 respectively. Guida has won two of his last three since dropping to 145, while Bermudez has compiled a six fight winning streak. Can Bermudez continue climbing the rankings and continue his winning streak, or will the wily veteran Guida find a way to win?
Kicking off the main card is a lightweight bout between top contender Josh Thomson and surprise package Bobby Green, who replaced the injured Michael Johnson on late notice. Thomson lost his last bout, but remains in the hunt for a title shot, while the up-and-comer Green has gone 3-0 since signing with the UFC.
Here are the full weigh-in results for the UFC on FOX 12 card.
Main Card: FOX (8pm ET/5pm PT)
Welterweight bout: (#1) Robbie Lawler (171) vs. (#5) Matt Brown (172.5*)
Light heavyweight bout: (#5) Anthony Johnson (204.5) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.5)
Featherweight bout: (#7) Clay Guida (145) vs. (#12) Dennis Bermudez (146)
Lightweight bout: (#3) Josh Thomson (155) vs. (#13) Bobby Green (155.5)
Preliminary Card: FOX (6pm ET/3pm PT)
Lightweight bout: Daron Cruickshank (155.5) vs. (#14) Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Light heavyweight bout: Kyle Kingsbury (204.5) vs. Patrick Cummins (206)
Welterweight bout: Hernani Perpetuo (171) vs. Tim Means (170.5)
Lightweight bout: Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5)
Preliminary Card: UFC Fight Pass (4:15pm ET/1:15pm PT)
Lightweight bout: Akbarh Arreola (155.5) vs. Tiago Trator (155)
Welterweight bout: Andreas Stahl (171) vs. Gilbert Burns (170)
Women’s Strawweight bout: Juliana Lima (117*) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115)
Featherweight bout: Steven Siler (146) vs. Noad Lahat (145)
* Both Brown and Lima were unable to weigh-in for a second time, and therefore a purse fine has been ruled out.