Weigh-ins for this week’s “UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2″ event take place Saturday at Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
The same venue hosts the following night’s event, which features a light heavyweight rematch between MMA legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson. That pair’s first meeting at UFC 139 was widely considered 2011′s “Fight of the Year.” Along with the official weigh-in event, UFC featherweight champion Jose AldoÂ and UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, both teammates on Brazil’s Nova Uniao team, and UFC lightweight contender Gleison TibauÂ host a Q&A session that is open to the public.
Additionally the three fighters and UFC octagon girls Camila Oliveira and Jhenny Andrade host an autograph session prior to the weigh-ins.
Doors to the festivities open at 1:30 p.m. BRT local time. The autograph session takes place between 1:30-2:30 p.m. BRT, and Aldo, Barao and Tibau take the stage for their Q&A at 2:45 p.m. BRT.
The public also is invited to the weigh-in ceremony. The first fighter steps on the scale at 4 p.m. BRT.
As usual, MMAjunkie will be on scene with complete UFC Fight Night 38 coverage. We’ll also provide a live stream of the fighter weigh-ins.
The complete UFC Fight Night 38 card includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
- Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua
- C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira
- Norman Parke vs. Leonardo Santos
- Fabio Maldonado vs. Gian Villante
- Michel Prazeres vs. Mairbek Taisumov
- Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope
- Ronny Markes vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
- Jussier Formiga vs. Scott Jorgensen
- Thiago Perpetuo vs. Kenny Robertson
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- Noad Lahat vs. Godofredo Pepey
- Francimar Barroso vs. Hans Stringer
(Pictured: Jose Aldo)