Friday, 05 August 2011 12:35
For tomorrow's show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Prelims on Facebook at 6 p.m.
Paul Bradley (185.2) vs. Rafael Natal (185.4)
Mike Brown (146) vs. Nam Phan (145)
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (170.8)
Nick Pace (135.8) vs. Ivan Menjivar (138) - Menjivar has two hours to make 136 pounds or face a fine
Spike TV at 8 p.m.
Rani Yahya (145.2) vs. Chad Mendes (145.8)
Alexander Gustafsson (204.4) vs. Matt Hamill (206)
Mike Pyle (170.8) vs. Rory MacDonald (170.6)
Costantinos Philippou (185.2) vs. Jorge Rivera (184.6)
Brian Ebersole (170.6) vs. Dennis Hallman (170.8)
Vitor Belfort (185.4) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (184.6)
Tito Ortiz (205.8) vs. Rashad Evans (204.4)
Pretty uneventful. Crowd really only saw Ortiz, Evans and Belfort as big stars. Ortiz was cheered and Evans was booed, no surprise.
The commercial for the show played upon the idea that both guys are hated but that deep down people like them. But it's pretty clear Ortiz is the big favorite here.