Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:53
Weigh-ins for tomorrow night's UFC show which will air on Facebook, Fuel and with the top four matches on FX.
Facebook fights at 4:30 p.m.
Mike Pierce (14-5, 171) vs. Aaron Simpson (11-3, 171) - Really surprised these two are in the opener. Both guys are competitive level fighters.
Fuel at 5 p.m.
Carlo Prater (30-11-1, 156) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (21-6, 156) - LeVesseur was a local legend in wrestling, once winning 296 matches in a row, but has not put it together in MMA.Phil Harris (21-9, 1 no contest, 125) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (7-3, 125)
Diego Nunes (17-3, 146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (34-14 146), - This has a chance of being a great fight. Two aggressive well rounded guys. Palaszewski first weighed in at 147, but he weighed in about 45 minutes later and made 146. Palaszewski is now a Greg Jackson guy. He has one hour to cut the final pound.
Shane Roller (11-6, 156) vs. Jacob Volkmann (14-3, 155)
Danny Castillo (14-4, 156) vs. Michael Johnson (12-6, 156) - Johnson put on Vikings headgear while weighing in. Castillo working on a good winning streak.
Yves Edwards (41-18-1, 156) vs. Jeremy Stephens (20-8, 156)
FX at 8 p.m.
Justin Edwards (8-2, 170) vs. Josh Neer (33-11-1, 171)
Jussier Formiga (14-1, 126) vs. John Dodson (13-5, 126) - Formiga weighed in naked, looked worried but made it. Dodson did a stripper dance, bodybuilding poses.
Jay Hieron (23-5, 170) vs. Jake Ellenberger (27-6, 170) - Hieron's first fight in UFC since 2005. They fougth in 2006 with Hieron winning but Ellenberger would be the heavy favoite today.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (16-4, 266) vs. Travis Browne (13-0-1, 246) - Nice staredown. Silva definitely trying to be intimidating.
Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman didn't weigh-in. Hallman didn't make weight and the fight has been canceled. No explanation was made as far as why the fight was canceled.
Ariel Helwani just reported that Hallman told Tavares he wasn't going to make weight. Hallman said he was seven pounds off (163). Tavares said he would take the fight if you can get to 159, but Hallman couldn't get to that weight. Hallman missed weight in a December fight as well, so his spot in UFC is questionable right now.
With the fight off, the Facebook fights will start 30 minutes later, at 4:30 p.m. Carlo Prater vs. Marcus LaVesseur was moved from Facebook to the Fuel opener.
Regarding purses, the Minnesota's commission does not hold fighter purses for not making weight. Any deal on people not making weight has to be made between the fighters and UFC.