The main event features a five-round middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson, two longtime UFC fighters struggling to get their footing of late. Boetsch has lost four of his last six bouts, while Henderson has lost five of his last six. Both men are in desperate need of a victory on Saturday night.
The co-main event features two big men trying to get into heavyweight title contention, as Ben Rothwell squares off with Matt Mitrione.
Two athletes missed weight during the weigh-in. Leonardo Morales missed his bantamweight mark by four pounds while Yancy Medeiros came in more than three pounds over the lightweight limit for his main card match-up against Dustin Poirier. They have two hours to try and shed the extra pounds.
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Main Card (on FOX Sports 1):
Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186)
Ben Rothwell (265) vs. Matt Mitrione (255)
Dustin Poirier (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (159.5)
Thiago Tavares (146) vs. Brian Ortega (146)
Joe Soto (136) vs. Anthony Birchak (136)
Francisco Rivera (136) vs. Alex Caceres (136)
Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1):
Shawn Jordan (263.5) vs. Derrick Lewis (264.5)
Brian Ebersole (170.5) vs. Omari Akhmedov (171)
Chris Wade (155.5) vs. Christos Giagos (155.5)
Joe Proctor (156) vs. Justin Edwards (156)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Jake Collier (185.5) vs. Ricardo Abreu (183)
Jose Quinonez (135) vs. Leonardo Morales (140)
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