- The decision to place Ronda Rousey in the co-main event role for UFC 184 has nothing to do with her star power, says UFC president Dana White. In his latest edition of The Download, White was asked why Rousey isn't the headline fight. That role goes to Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort for the February card.
"It has nothing to with her not being a star. It goes by weight," White said. "If she was the highest weighted champion on the card, she would be the main event, but you have two guys that are middleweights and she weighs 135 pounds – so she's the co-main. I just want to bring a great card back to L.A. Now we have Weidman vs. Belfort and Ronda vs. Cat."
Rousey will be defending her title against Cat Zingano. It will mark her first appearance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as she resides less than an hour away in Riverside, California.
- Dan Henderson is targeting a return to the Octagon this January, and is looking to move back down to the middleweight ranks. Earlier this year, Henderson lost to top light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier.
According to a report on "UFC Tonight" recently, Henderson is targeting a fight close to his California home. The UFC 184 card in February takes place in Los Angeles. As for an opponent, Henderson mentioned Gegard Mousasi as an intriguing 185-pound battle.
- Weigh-ins for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 56 event took place earlier today from Brazil, as Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Ovince St. Preux made their main event fight official. Rua weighed in at 206 pounds, a pound heavier than St. Preux.
John Lineker, who faces Ian McCall in the co-main event, was the only fighter to miss the mark. After heading to the back, he was able to make 126.
Complete weigh-in results can be found below:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10:30 p.m. ET)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (206 lbs.) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
John Lineker (126) vs. Ian McCall (125)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Alan Jouban (171)
Leon Edwards (170) vs. Claudio Silva (171)
Juliana Lima (115) vs. Nina Ansaroff (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)
Diego Rivas (146) vs. Rodolfo Rubio (145)
Caio Magalhaes (186) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Dhiego Lima (170) vs. Jorge Oliveira (170)
Leandro Silva (136) vs. Charlie Brenneman (156)
Thomas Almeida (136) vs. Tim Gorman (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Wagner Silva (170)