Friday, 19 April 2013 15:01
Notes from today's weigh-ins for tomorrow night's FOX/FX card from San Jose:
Facebook fights starting at 4 p.m. Eastern time
Yoel Romero (4-1, 185) vs. Clifford Starks (8-1, 185.5) - Two wrestles here, Romero was a silver medalist at the 2000 Olympics and has a freaky physique. Starks wrestled at Arizona State with Cain Velaquez and Ryan Bader. First of 8 Strikeforce vs. UFC matches.
Roger Bowling (11-3, 156) vs. Anthony Njokuani (16-7, 155)
FX fights at 5 p.m.
Hugo Wolverine Viana (7-1, 135) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (8-1, 136)
Jorge Masvidal (23-7, 156) vs. Tim Means (18-3-1, 156)
Darren Uyenoyama (8-3, 125) vs. Joseph Benavidez (17-3, 125) - Benavidez was the first guy to get a star reaction even though he's facing a Bay Area guy.
Myles Jury (11-0, 156) vs. Ramsey Nijem (8-2, 156)
Lorenz Larkin (13-0, 1 no contest, 186) vs. Francis Carmont (20-7 186)
Darren Elkins (17-2, 145) vs. Chad Mendes (13-1, 146)
FOX fights at 8 p.m.
Jordan Mein (23-8, 170) vs. Matt Brown (18-11, 171) - Brown is coming back from training with the Cuban Olympic wrestling team.
Josh Thomson (19-5, 1 no contest, 155) vs. Nate Diaz (16-8, 156) - Diaz was 157, took off his underwear, they took forever to give him the 156. Crowd very into this. for one, both are local.
Daniel Cormier (11-0, 235) vs. Frank Mir (16-6, 257) - Mir got booed a lot. Both guys were sayings to each other, threatening the other with bodily harm.
Benson Henderson (18-2, 155) vs. Gilbert Melendez (21-2, 154) for the UFC - Melendez looks physically in the best shape I've ever seen him in. Henderson was booed but you'd figure that. He's choosing to weigh in naked so it's a close call, but he made it.
Henderson looks ridiculously skinny but he's looked that way at recent weigh-ins. He's drinking water like he just got out of the Sahara Desert, which probably isn't all that different from where he's just come from.