Friday, 20 September 2013 12:01
Weigh-ins are outside in downtown Toronto:
Ontario officials are the slowest in recorded history at reading the scale. At this rate we'll be here for a long time.
Facebook fights at 6 p.m.
Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1, 1 no contest, 245.5) vs. Nandor Guelmino (11-4-1, 230)
Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres (8-5, 1 no contest, 136) vs. Roland Delorme (9-1, 1 no contest, 136)
Jesse Ronson (13-2, 155.5) vs. Michel Prazeres (16-1, 155)
Renee Forte (8-2, 155.5) vs. John Makdessi (11-2, 155)
FS 1 fights at 8 p.m.
Dustin Kimura (11-0, 136) vs. Mitch Gagnon (9-2, 136)
Stephen Thompson (7-1, 170.5) vs. Chris Clements (11-4, 1 no contest, 169.5)
Wilson Reis (16-4, 135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (25-10, 137)* Menjivar has to lose one pound or faces a fine
Myles Jury (12-0, 156) vs. Mike Ricci (9-3, 155.5)
PPV fights at 10 p.m.
Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0, 156) vs. Pat Healy (31-15, 1 no contest, 155.75) - Khabib was thrilled that he made weight, knew it would be close. Despite what the records say, this is a tight fight, a hard one to call.
Francis Carmont (21-7, 186) vs. Costa Philippou (12-2, 1 no contest, 186)
Matt Mitrione (6-2, 260.5) vs. Brendan Schaub (10-3, 237) - Mitrione seemed annoyed it took so long for them to figure out what he weighed. Chael Sonnen said he comes from NFL football fame. He never played one game in the NFL. The two had words, Schaub walked off yelling at him.
Renan Barao (32-1, 1 no contest, 135) vs. Eddie Wineland (20-8-1, 135.25) for the interim bantamweight title. Don't you have to make 135 in a title match? Nobody said a word.
Jon Jones (19-1, 204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1, 204.5) for the light heavyweight title. Jones got a mixed reaction, mostly booed but cheered by some.
Gustafsson said height doesn't matter, it's about who worked the hardest and who wants the belt more. Jones said height didn't matter, it's all about intelligence and he's going to prove height doesn't mean much. Thank you Yao Meng.