On Friday, June 5, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson which takes place Saturday, June 6, from the Smoothie King Center inNew Orleans.
In the night’s main event, former Pride FC and Strikeforce titleholder Dan Henderson returns to the middleweight division to take on Tim Boetsch. Since returning to the promotion, Henderson has been fed a steady diet of former champions. The 44-year-old has dropped five of his last six and will be looking to snap a two-fight skid. Boetsch, meanwhile, has been alternating wins and losses for the last two years. He will also look to get back in the win column, having suffered a second-round submission loss to Thales Leites in January.
The co-main event features a heavyweight battle between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione. Rothwell is riding the momentum of back-to-back finishes of Alistair Overeem and Brandon Vera, while Mitrione has won three straight via first-round knockout.
The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday with two preliminary card bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the six-fight main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
The fighters will hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
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)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
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)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Ricardo Abreu (183) vs. Jake Collier (185.5)
Jose Quinonez (135) vs. Leonardo Morales (140)*
* – given two hours to make weight
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