UFC 153 weigh-ins

Results from the UFC weigh-ins from Rio de Janeiro: 

Facebook fights at 7 p.m.

Reza Madadi (12-2, 155) vs. Cristiano Marcello (12-4, 155) - They had a minor pull-apart.
Chris Camozzi (17-5, 185) vs. Luiz Cane (12-4, 1 no contest, 184)

FX fights at 8 p.m.
Renee Forte (7-1, 169) vs. Sergio Moraes (6-3, 169)
Joey Gambino (9-1, 146) vs. Diego Brandao (19-8, 144)
Francisco Trinaldo (11-1, 154) vs. Gleison Tibau (34-8, 155)
Sam Sicilia (11-1, 146) vs. Rony Jason (12-3, 145) - Rony Jason got the biggest reaction so far.  He's got potential superstar charisma for the Brazilian market.

PPV fights at 10 p.m.

Rick Story (14-5, 170) vs. Demian Maia (16-4, 170) - Maia also got the expected big reaction.  He's thinner at 170 but doesn't look drawn out or unhealthy at that weight.

Wagner Prado (8-0, 1 no contest, 204) vs. Phil Davis (9-1, 1 no contest, 206) - Prado has this kind of soft body and then got up there and did Hulk Hogan poses.

Erick Silva (14-2, 1 no contest, 169) vs. Jon Fitch (26-4-1, 1 no contest, 170) - Chael Sonnen when talking about Fitch, noted in his one title shot at GSP, he had a close fight with the champion.  That's not exactly how I'd describe that fight.

Fabio Maldonado (18-5, 203) vs. Glover Teixeira (18-2, 204)

Dave Herman (21-4, 244) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 no contest, 243) - They booed the hell out of Herman.  Obviously Nogueira got a big reaction.  He was walking real slow.  Herman physically looks tremendous, ripped at 244, but once he gets in the second round he always fades.  Nogueira doesn't look in good shape.  

Stephan Bonnar (17-7, 205) vs. Anderson Silva (30-4, 202) - Bonnar has a hell of a tan.  Not sure that helps him.  Crowd booing him.  He's in good shape for a guy who last month thought he was retired.  Bonnar is phyiscally a lot bigger.  Silva doesn't physically look as close to peak condition but this isn't bodybuilding.

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