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UFC 207 Official Weigh-in Results – Rousey, Nunes, Cruz, & Garbrandt all on point, Hendricks & Borg miss

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Thursday morning from the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada were the official weigh-ins for UFC 207.

The official, untelevised weigh-ins are where the fighters record their official weight for their bouts, while the ceremonial weigh-ins will be aired later this evening in front of fans at the T-Mobile Arena, the venue for the fights tomorrow evening.

All four bantamweight fighters competing in the male and female bantamweight title fights at UFC 207 stepped on the scales at championship weight at 135 pounds. There is no one-pound allowance for a title fight, therefore Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes, Cody Garbrandt, and Dominick Cruz were all required to step on the scale at 135 pounds on the money – and did just that.

Not all fighters made weight this morning.

Johny Hendricks, who has a history of weight cutting issues, stepped on the scale at 173.5 pounds, which is two and a half pounds heavier than allowed for the welterweight limit. Ray Borg also came in heavy at 129.5 pounds, who needed to hit the limit of 126 pounds. Both bouts will proceed with Hendricks forfeiting 20% of his purse to Neil Magny, while Borg will forfeit 30% of his purse to Louis Smolka.

The full official weigh-in results are below:

Main Card – Pay-Per-View (U.S./Can), BT Sport 3 (UK): 10.00PM EDT, 7.00PM PDT, 3AM GMT

  • (C) Amanda Nunes (135 lbs.) vs. #1 Ronda Rousey (135 lbs.)
  • (C) Dominick Cruz (135 lbs.) vs. Cody Garbrandt (135 lbs.)
  • #1 T.J. Dillashaw (136 lbs.) vs. #2 John Lineker (135.25 lbs.)
  • #9 Dong Hyun Kim (171 lbs.)vs. #12 Tarec Saffiedine (171 lbs.)
  • #12 Louis Smolka (125.5 lbs.)vs. #13 Ray Borg (129.5 lbs.)

Preliminary Card – FOX Sports 1 (U.S.), TSN 3/TSN 5 (Can), BT Sport 3 (UK): 8.00PM EDT, 5.00PM PDT, 1AM GMT

  • #6 Johny Hendricks (173.5 lbs.) vs. #8 Neil Magny (171 lbs.)
  • Antonio Carlos Junior (186 lbs.) vs. Neil Vettori (186 lbs.)
  • Mike Pyle (170 lbs.) vs. Alex Garcia (170.5 lbs.)
  • Brandon Thatch (170 lbs.) vs. Niko Price (170 lbs.)

Early Prelims – UFC Fight Pass (U.S./Can/UK): 7.30PM EDT, 4.30PM PDT, 12.30AM GMT

  • Alex Oliveira (170.5 lbs.) vs. Tim Means (170 lbs.)
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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”

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Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:

Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”

Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.

Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”

Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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