Friday, 17 May 2013 12:03
Weigh-ins for tomorrow's show from Santa Catarina, Brazil:
Facebrook fights at 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Jeremy Larson (8-3, 1 no contest, 155) vs. Lucas Martins (11-1, 153) - Martins is scary shredded. If they were fighting over the smallest waist and most ripped abs, he'd be a champion. Both guys were guzzling water as soon as they got off the scale.
Chris Cariaso (14-4, 126) vs. Jussier Formiga (14-2, 126 - Formiga is 11-0 fighting in Brazil and ranked #5 contender as a flyweight in the UFC)
Azamat Gashimov (10-2, 126) vs. John Lineker (20-6, 126) - Lineker has won 15 of his last 16 fights.
Fuel fights at 6 p.m. Eastern
Roger Hollett (13-4, 204) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-6, 205) - Maldonado, who looked soft, couldn't wait to drink fluid the second he got off the scale.
Iliarde Santos (27-6-1, 1 no contest, 134) vs. Yuri Alcantara (26-4, 1 no contest, 136) - Alcantara missed weight on the first try. He then ditched a necklace and his shorts and made it on the second try.
Michel Prazeres (16-0, 171) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-5, 170) - Thiago was talked about as being in a must-win situation.
John Cholish (8-2, 156.2) vs. Gleison Tibau (35-9, 156) - Cholish has one hour to cut 0.2 pounds
Mike Rio (9-1, 156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (12-2, 154) - Rio missed weight his first time, stripped naked and made it. Trinaldo got the biggest crowd reaction so far on the show.
Nik Lentz (25-5-2, 1 no contest, 146) vs. Hacran Diaz (21-1-1, 146) - My thought is this is going to be one of the better fights on the show, even though Lentz certainly has had his snoozers.
Live on FX at 9 p.m.
Joao Zeferino (13-4, 184) vs. Rafael Natal (15-4-1, 186) - Zeferino was a late replacement, very popular to the live crowd
Evan Dunham (14-3, 156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (18-6, 156) - Crowd booed Dunham.
Chris Camozzi (19-5, 186) vs. Jacare Souza (17-3, 1 no contest, 186)
Luke Rockhold (10-1, 186) vs. Vitor Belfort (22-10, 186) - Fans booing Rockhold, but that's hardly a surprise. Rockhold weighed in nude. Belfort easily the most popular on the show. He missed weight the first time, but made it nude.
We had an issue. Rockhold got his face, Belfort shoved him and they had a pull-apart as Rockhold was taken off the stage. Belfort then did a throat cutting motion before starting guzzling liquids.
Updated: Cholish made weight at 156 pounds later.