Friday, 30 May 2014 09:53
Weigh-ins for tomorrow's show on FS 1 from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m.
Matt Hobar (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135)
Richardson Moreira (216) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (235) -These gusy were off TUF Brazil and the crowd reacted to them as stars. Moreira has talked of moving down from heavyweight to 185 if he goes into UFC. This is essentially the third place match in the heavyweight division from the reality show.
Wagner Silva (184) vs. Ricardo Abreu (183) - this is the third place match for middleweights from the show. Silva was kissing his biceps like he was Superstar Billy Graham from the 70s. Although I'm relatively sure he's never heard of Billy Graham
FS 1 fights at 8 p.m.
Mark Eddiva (146) vs. Kevin Souza (145)
Gasan Umalatov (171) vs. Paulo Thiago (171) - People are chanting "You're gonna die" at Umalatov.
Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Elias Silverio (155)
Rashid Magomedov (155) vs. Rodrigo Damm (156)
Robbie Peralta (146) vs. Rony Jason (146) - Jason got a good reaction, but not as big as I expected. He used to be the most popular younger fighter in the country. But he is a star in Brazil.
Alexander Yakovlev (170) vs. Demian Maia (171) - Both of these guys are great on the ground. Yakovlev is getting the big "You're gonna die" chants. Karyn Bryant became the first announcer to explain the chant, and then said how they don't really mean it. Yakovlev is a rapper in Russia.
Warlley Alves (185) vs. Marcio "Lyoto" Alexandre (184) - Middleweight final of TUF Brazil. These two guys were the best guys on the reality show this season. Warlley is 7-0 and Lyoto is 13-0 and there are people who believe the winner will quickly become a player in the UFC. Both were coached by Chael Sonnen.
Antonio Carlos Jr. (212) vs. Victor Miranda (216) - Heavyweight final of TUF Brazil. Carlos Jr. is known as Sapato in Brazil which means Shoe Face. Both of these guys are going to move down in weight in UFC since both are more the size of big middleweights or small light heavies in modern UFC. Miranda is 35 years old, so if he wins he'll be oldest TUF winner in history. Carlos Jr. was trained by Wanderlei Silva and Miranda was trained by Sonnen.
Fabio Maldonado (225) vs. Stipe Miocic (238) - Maldonado carried his young child in with him to weigh-ins. Fighting at heavyweight, Maldonado looked even softer than at light hevyweight. He got off the scale and started drinking. Why would you do that as a heavyweight. Even though there is a 13 pound difference, it looks a lot more because Miocic is trimmed down and is in shape but a much bigger frame.