Friday, 05 July 2013 20:42
Notes from the weigh-ins. About 4,500 people attended the weigh-ins at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Facebook fights at 7 p.m.
Mike Pierce (171) vs. David Mitchell (171)
Brian Melancon (170) vs. Seth Baczynski (170)
FX fights at 8 p.m.
Rafaello Oliveira (155) vs. Edson Barboza (155)
Dave Herman (242) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (262)
Kazuki Tokudome (155) vs. Norman Parke (156) - These two had a nasty staredown
Andrew Craig (186) vs. Chris Leben (186)
PPV fights at 10 p.m.
Dennis Siver (145) vs. Cub Swanson (144)
Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Mark Munoz (185)
Roger Gracie (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186)
Charles Oliveira (144) vs. Frankie Edgar (146)
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chris Weidman (185) for the middleweight title
Notes: Leben physically did look in his best shape. Munoz also physically looked phenomenal. Both credited it to their diets. Gracie looked very skinny being 6-4 1/2 and 186 pounds, huge height difference.
Silva kept walking forward to make Weidman back down, and when Weidman wouldn't, Silva kissed him the lips. Weidman gave no vibe of being intimidated and Silva looked supremely confident.