Friday, 18 October 2013 14:04
Notes from the UFC 166 weigh-ins:
Facebook fights at 6:15 p.m. Eastern time
Kyoji Horiguchi (135) vs. Dustin Pague (11-9, 135) - Pague much taller of the two
Andre Fili (12-1, 148.5) vs. Jeremy Larsen (8-4, 1 no contest, 145.5) - Fili didn't look in good shape and he's going to be in trouble for missing weight on his debut.
Mike Rio (9-2, 156) vs. Tony Ferguson (14-3, 155) - These are both good fighters which tells you how deep this show is.
Adlan Amagov (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (170.5)
FS 1 fights at 8 p.m. Eastern time
K.J. Noons (10-6, 156) vs. George Sotiropolous (14-5, 155) - Sotirpolous physically looks old, not out of shape, but old.
Jessica Eye (10-1, 135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (16-2, 135) -Kaufman tired to get over wearing a Rockets jersey. The fans were really into this). Eye moving up a weight class.
Hector Lombard (32-4-1, 1 no contest, 169) vs. Nate Marquardt (35-12-2, 171) - Lombard smaller, moving down a weight class, looks physically in great shape. Marquardt also looks smaller than usual.
C.B. Dollaway (14-5, 186) vs. Tim Boetsch (16-6, 186)
PPV at 10 p.m.
Darrell Montague (13-2, 126) vs. John Dodson (15-6, 125) - Dodson took a photo with one of the ring girls before weighing in. Montague wasn't having any of Dodson's comedy
Shawn Jordan (15-4, 255) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (15-7, 257)- Jordan doesn't look in his best shape. Gonzaga physically looks like the bigger guy even though weights are smilar.
Diego Sanchez (26-5, 156) vs. Gilbert Melendez (21-3, 156) - Nobody would do the "Yes" for Sanchez when he started chanting it. And he's the one Daniel Bryan took it from. Sanchez did get the biggest reaction so far. Lots of posturing between these two on the stage.
Roy Nelson (20-8, 249) vs. Daniel Cormier (12-0, 224) - Crowd liked both guys. Nelson didn't look in shape for a normal guy, but for Nelson he did. Cormier was the smallest I've ever seen him. That six or so pounds makes a big difference, whether that's good or bad, we'll see)
Cain Velasquez (12-1, 241) vs. Junior Dos Santos (16-2, 240) for the heavyweight title - Definitely a Velasquez crowd. He's the star of the show. Same weight but JDS physically taller, bigger and more muscular. Fans booing Dos Santos heavily. Promised to give people a knockout, which they booed. Velasquez said he's ready for a tougher fight than the last one.