Middleweight headliners Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch will carry the weight of UFC Fight Night 68 tomorrow (Saturday June 6th, 2015) as the promotion heads to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s been a busy year so far for the UFC, with events near every weekend and perhaps the fact that both headlining fighters are coming off losses, Henderson off of two, is indicative of the UFC running a little low on stars.
With Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier originally scheduled to fight in the main event, the card took a knock when ‘DC’ was called up to replace Jon Jones at UFC 187. Cormier defeated Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson that night in Las Vegas, and thus UFN 68 is a little short on talent. Nonetheless we get to see heavyweight bangers Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell in the co-main event slot, Dustin Poirier and Yancy Medeiros in a lightweight clash, and Brian Orega vs Thiago Tavares at 145 pounds. Anthony Birchak takes on Joe Soto at bantameight and also at 135 pounds is Alex Cacares vs Francisco Riveira to open the main card.
Derrick Lewis and Shawn Jordan collide at heavyweight in the feature prelim bout for the evening.
The live streamin UFC Fight Night 68 weigh-in video will start at 5 PM ET, but you can check in right after for the updated results!
Event: UFC Fight Night 68: “Boetsch vs. Henderson”
Date: Sat., June 6, 2015 on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
185 lbs.: Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186.0)
FOX Sports 1 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione (255.0) vs. Ben Rothwell (265.0)
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier (156.0) vs. Yancy Medeiros (159.5)
145 lbs.: Brian Ortega (146.0) vs. Thiago Tavares (146.0)
135 lbs.: Anthony Birchak (136.0) vs. Joe Soto (136.0)
135 lbs.: Francisco Rivera (136.0) vs. Alex Caceres (136.0)
FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Shawn Jordan (263.5)
185 lbs.: Brian Ebersole (170.5) vs. Omari Akhmedov (171.0)
155 lbs.: Christos Giagos (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5)
155 lbs.: Justin Edwards (156.0) vs. Joe Proctor (156.0)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Ricardo Abreu (183.0) vs. Jake Collier (185.5)
135 lbs.: Leonardo Morales (140.0*) vs. Jose Quinonez (135.0)
*Has two hours to lose four pounds.
**Has two hours to lose three and a half pounds.