On Friday, April 17, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold which takes place Saturday, April 18, from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion and recent middleweight title challenger Lyoto Machida clashes with former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold. The Brazilian Machida bounced back from a hard-fought decision loss to current champion Chris Weidman by dismantling C.B. Dollaway in just 62 seconds in December. Rockhold, meanwhile, will enter the Octagon riding a three-fight winning streak. The 30-year-old has scored three straight finishes, including a submission win over Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 55 main event in November.

The co-main event features an unexpected rematch as another former Strikeforce middleweight title holder, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, once again faces off with Chris Camozzi. The pair met previously in May of 2013, with the Brazilian Souza scoring a first-round submission. Souza has not tasted defeat since and was expected to face Yoel Romero, but a last-minute injury to the Cuban has opened the door for Camozzi yet again. The 28-year-old suffered three additional defeats after the Souza fight and was released from the promotion. However, after two straight, first-round stoppages on the regional circuit, Camozzi will step in on a week’s notice looking for revenge.

The 11-fight event kicks off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 4:15 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow on Fox at 6 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card airing live at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.

The fighters will hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Main Card
Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (186) vs. Chris Camozzi (185)
Cub Swanson (145) vs. Max Holloway (146)
Felice Herrig (115) vs. Paige VanZant (115)
Fox Preliminary Card
Jim Miller (156) vs. Beneil Dariush (155)
Ovince Saint Preux (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205)
Corey Anderson (205) vs. Gian Villante (206)
Takeya Mizugaki (136) vs. Aljamain Sterling (136)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
George Sullivan (171) vs. Tim Means (170)
Diego Brandao (145) vs. Jimy Hettes (146)
Eddie Gordon (186) vs. Chris Dempsey (186)

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