UFC 144 weigh-ins from Saitama



Facebook fight at 7:30 p.m.

Issei Tamura (6-2, 145) vs. Tiequan Zhang (18-2, 146)

FX at 8 p.m.

Chris Cariaso (12-3, 136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135)

Steve Cantwell (7-5, 185) vs. Riki Fukuda (17-5, 185)

Vaughan Lee (11-7-1, 135) vs. Kid Yamamoto (18-5, 1 no contest, 136)

Eiji Matsuoka (18-7-2, 154) vs. Takanori Gomi (32-8, 1 no contest, 155)

PPV at 10 p.m.

Joe Lauzon (20-6, 156) vs. Anthony Pettis (12-2, 155)

Bart Palaszewski (35-14, 146) vs. Hatsu Hioki (25-4-2, 145)

Tim Boetsch (14-4, 186) vs. Yushin Okami (27-6, 185)

Jake Shields (26-6-1, 170) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-4, 2 no contests, 169)

Shields looked like death making 170.  Akiyama did not at all.  This is the one where the less time for rehydration could make a difference.

Cheick Kongo (27-6-2, 229) vs. Mark Hunt (7-7, 264)

Ryan Bader (14-2, 205) vs. Rampage Jackson (32-9, 211)

Jackson has to give up 20% of his purse to Bader.  Missing weight by six pounds could mean any one of a number of things.  But Jackson looked soft.

Frankie Edgar (14-1-1, 154) vs. Benson Henderson (15-2, 154) for the UFC lightweight title 

Henderson looks super skinny at 154. 

Long-term, what are your thoughts on Lucha Underground?

 

What did you think of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighter TV show?

 

What did you think of TNA Impact?

 

What did you think of Lucha Underground last night?