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UFC Fight Night 98 Weigh-ins: Video and Results



UFC Fight Night 98 weigh-ins

Ahead of Saturday night’s TUF Latin America 3 finale, the 26 scheduled fighters hit the scales on Friday to make weight for their respective bouts.

The early weigh-ins kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, with fighters given the chance to make weight with more time to spare for rehydration before they fight on Saturday. The full results can be seen at the bottom of this post.

The official UFC Fight Night 98 weigh-ins ceremony take place at 7 p.m. ET on Friday and can be viewed live from the Mexico City Arena, right here on MMA Latest News.

Heading up the event, which airs live on FOX Sports 1, is a lightweight tussle between former champion Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson. Both fighters made weight for the five round affair which will go a long way to determining the next challenger for the lightweight title.

Elsewhere on the card there are notable debuts for Polish submission specialist Marcin Held, and Invicta FC standout Alexa Grasso, as well as the TUF Latin America 3 tournament final between Martin Bravo and Claudio Puelles. All four made weight successfully.

The proceedings didn’t go entirely to plan though, as serial offender Charles Oliveira came in at 155 pounds, nine pounds heavier than opponent Ricardo Lamas. At the time of writing the bout is still expected to go ahead. This was the fourth time Oliveira has failed to make weight in his time with the UFC. Only John Lineker has missed weight more.

Felipe Arantes also took to the scales right at the end of the two-hour limit, weighing two pounds over the agreed limit for his bout with Erik Perez.

Main Card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (154)
Marcin Held (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
(1) Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (155)
Martin Bravo (155) vs. Claudio Puelles (156)
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Rashid Magomedov (156)
Heather Jo Clark (116) vs. Alexa Grasso (116)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)
(2) Felipe Arantes (138) vs. Erik Perez (136)
(3) Marco Beltran (139) vs. Joe Soto (140)
Max Griffin (171) vs. Erick Montano (170)
Henry Briones (136) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (133)

Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Sam Alvey (186) vs. Alex Nicholson (186)
Marco Polo Reyes (155) vs. Jason Novelli (156)
Chris Avila (146) vs. Enrique Barzola (146)

(1) – Oliveira missed weight by nine pounds. The bout will go ahead provided Oliveira weighs no more than 165 pounds when he arrives at the arena tomorrow. Oliveira is fined 30% of his purse.
(2) – Arantes missed weight by two pounds. The bout will go ahead. Arantes is fined 20% of his purse.
(3) – Scheduled as a 140 pound catchweight

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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”



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



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



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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