UFC weigh-in notes from Sao Paulo, Brazil



Weigh-ins for tomorrow night's show:

Facebook at 5:30 p.m.

C.J. Keith (8-1, 157) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (11-2, 154.5) - Trinaldo got a huge reaction for an opening match guy.  Looks like every Brazilian is going to be getting a big reaction tomorrow.  Keith has one hour to make weight or be fined.

Fuel fights starting at 6 p.m.

Ildemar Alcantara (17-5, 201) vs. Wagner Prado (8-1, 1 no contest, 206) - Prado has a lot of charisma but that doesn't matter if he can't win here.  

Pedro Nobre (14-1-2, 136) vs. Yuri Alcantara (26-4, 135)

Lucas Martins (11-0, 154) vs. Edson Barboza Jr. (10-1, 154) - Martins is a big favorite, crowd was even chanting his name.  Crowd was really into this match-up when it as announced, two Brazilians.

Nik Lentz (24-5-2, 1 no contest, 145) vs. Diego Nunes (18-3, 145) - This is an interesting matchup, because Nunes is like the guy you beat to earn the title shot at Jose Aldo.   

Andrew Craig (8-0, 185) vs. Ronny Markes (13-1, 186) - Markes is one of those guys you don't hear about that is very good.

Milton Vieira (13-7-2, 146) vs. Godofredo Pepey Castro (9-1, 145)

FX fights at 9 p.m.

Kabib Nurmagomedov (18-0, 155) vs. Thiago Tavares (21-4-1, 155) -What an awesome shirt Nurmagomedov wore in Brazil to be a heel.  "If Sambo was easy, they would call it Jiu Jitsu."  It worked.  

Ben Rothwell (32-8, 258) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (13-6, 255) - Rothwell in much better shape than before, says he's eating organic.  Gonzaga is a career underachiever, he has ability but doesn't win the tough ones.

C.B. Dollaway (13-5, 186) Daniel Sarafian (8-2, 186) - Sarafian a big crowd favorite.  He was a star on their Ultimate Fighter.  They're chanting his name like he's a superstar.  

Michael Bisping (24-4, 186) vs. Vitor Belfort (21-10, 185) - Belfort was cheered, people chanting his name.  Even though Brazilians actually don't like Belfort, he's still their guy aginast Bisping.  Belforrt's skin looks old.  The two had words after but no shoving.