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WTF? Masked Dwarf Crashes MMA Weigh Ins

Master Blaster rules Bartertown Lanxess Arena.

I’m sure former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight veteran-turned Major League Wrestling (MLW) pro wrestler, Tom Lawlor, is kicking himself for not thinking of the old “Master Blaster” trick during one of his many entertaining weigh ins.

Instead, that honor belongs to Stephan Puetz, who pulled a masked dwarf from a zippered sack right before his weigh-ins staredown with Jan Gottvlad this past weekend in Cologne, Germany, host city for the German MMA Championship (GMC) 16 mixed martial arts (MMA) event inside Lanexess Arena.

Puetz defeated Gottvald by way of unanimous decision in the GMC 16 main event.

Weigh-in hijinks are not uncommon in MMA, but I guess it’s better to make headlines for a dwarf on your back than a fist in your face, like those jokers at Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Not sure how anyone can top Puetz moving forward, but I certainly hope they try.

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Video: Romero Carried From Weigh Ins ‘Visibly And Audibly In Pain’

Not only did Yoel Romero fail to make weight for his UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against Robert Whittaker, “The Soldier of God” had to be carried from the scale after weighing 185.2 on his second attempt.

“Yoel Romero just walked by us, assisted by two members of his team on each side,” veteran reporter Marc Raimondi wrote on Twitter. “He was visibly and audibly in pain. Scary stuff.”

Romero originally came in at 186 pounds but did not have the one-pound allowance afforded in non-title fights, so the Cuban returned to his weight-cutting ways for another two hours, which no doubt took a toll on his 41-year-old body.

No telling yet if “The Reaper” will make good on this promise or instead agree to battle Romero in what would have to be a three-round non-title fight, or if the interim championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington gets promoted to headliner.

Still lots of moving parts to this UFC 225 puzzle.

Stay tuned.

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Video! Cooper Snubs Dern Handshake Twice At UFC 224 Weigh Ins

Rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern didn’t fare too well on the scales earlier today (Fri., May 11, 2018) for her bout with Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, missing weight by seven pounds.

While Cooper wasted little time speaking publicly about the “disgrace” shown by her young Brazilian opponent, she relied on some stone-cold antics during UFC 224’s ceremonial weigh ins (full replay here) when coming face-to-face with Dern.

In the above video courtesy of MMA Fighting, Dern can be seen extending her hand for a shake twice. Once before her staredown with Cooper and another time after the two broke eye contact. To Dern’s surprise, Cooper denied both of her handshakes like a trug gangster.

Can you blame Cooper?

Dern came in seven pounds over weight while Cooper did what she was supposed to do to hit the strawweight benchmark. If there was ever a time to snub an opponent of a friendly handshake this was it.

Only time will tell if Dern’s significant weight advantage will play a factor in the two’s showdown tomorrow night on UFC 224’s pay-per-view (PPV) main card. Dern will be looking to push her undefeated professional record to 7-0 while Cooper attempts to steal the Brazilian’s momentum and set herself apart at 115 pounds.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 224 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Pantses Max Griffin At Weigh Ins

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

Then he tweeted,

some mf’s don’t deserve the entertainment I bring with their bullshit comments. I’m gonna fuck him up so bad you mf’s gonna beg me to come back # [middle finger emoji]

So that’s fun.


A lot going on in this Instagram post from Werdum, directed at Wanderlei Silva.

Urijah Faber is for the children.

Heaters! The next generation is coming! Alpha Females #Alphafe’s

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I chuckled.

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This is a reminder that Sage Northcutt would be totally at home in 1950s America.

Claudia Gadelha is feeling good and posting.

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Nick Diaz knows how to pick ‘em. Fortunately, he also knows his boxing defense.

Meisha Tate is pregnant and showing

Wakanda Forever. In the Reebok era, it’s pretty hard to stand out, but Angela Hill does a pretty good job.

Almost time. #UFCOrlando #WakandaForever #BlackPanther

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I don’t know who this is but that’s not cool.

Rousey training her wrestling. Personally, I prefer her MMA

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori are added to the All-Violence card that also includes Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier.

This meme has been going around and I appreciated the MMA spin

UFC PPV numbers- years later

Good Reads

Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Ass Kick TKO!

I haven’t used this adjective in a while, but this is sick.

Body knees

UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win


Dramatic referee


Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast

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If you have not had a great day (or even if you have) these clips will probably make it a little bit better.


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Rampage Jackson vs Chael Sonnen staredown video from Bellator 192 weigh ins

Bellator MMA is less than 24 hours away from its Bellator 192: “Rampage vs. Sonnen” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) and CMT, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (Jan. 20, 2018) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Prior to this weekend’s big show, which also features “Prelims” bouts on ParamountNetwork.com, the promotion sent all 38 fighters to the scale for the official Bellator 192 weigh ins.

Crunch the numbers here.

Of course, no weigh-in event is complete without the corresponding staredowns, and Bellator 192 is no exception. Watch Quinton “Rampage” Jackson come nose-to-nose with Heavyweight opponent Chael Sonnen, along with all the other fighters, in the embedded video player above.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Bellator 192 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ParamountNetwork.com “Prelims” matches at 7 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 9 p.m. ET, live on Paramount Network and CMT.

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

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Uriah Hall vs. Vitor Belfort removed from UFC St. Louis after ‘Prime Time’ failed to weigh in

With just more than 24 hours to go, UFC Fight Night 124 has lost its co-main event, as middleweight Uriah Hall failed to step on the scales earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) for official weigh ins (full results here).

UFC broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald announced that Hall could not step on the scale at the end of the weigh-in window, but offered no reason for the disappearance. As a result of Hall’s inability to make weight, his anticipated showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been scrapped from the card.

According to a recent report by MMAjunkie’s John Morgan, Hall was apparently one pound away from the 186-pound threshold before medical issues forced him to stop cutting weight.

This is an unfortunate turn of events not only for Hall, who was on the cusp of his most high-profile Octagon appearance to date, but also Belfort, who was planning on walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after this weekend in St. Louis.

Hall revealed earlier this week in an interview with MMAjunkie that his “body shut down” last month, so maybe that had something to do with his weight-cut struggles. For what it’s worth, “Prime Time” has never failed to successfully make weight in his UFC career.

As a result of the co-main event fallout, Michael Johnson’s featherweight debut opposite Darren Elkins will now be moved to the main card.

Stick with Mania for further updates on Hall’s condition.

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Bellator 190 weigh in results for ‘Carvalho vs Sakara’ in Florence

The place is here, Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy, and the time is now. The weigh ins for the Bellator 190 “Carvalho vs. Sakara” event tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) officially went down today as Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (14-1) puts his title on the line against regional favorite Alessio Sakara (19-11, 2 NC).

Due to this being an international fight card a live weigh-in stream is not available — however we will update the official results below:

Bellator 190: “Carvalho vs. Sakara” Weigh-In Results:

Rafael Carvalho (184.6) vs. Alessio Sakara (184.2)
Lena Ovchynnikova (124.4) vs. Alejandra Lara (125)
Brandon Girtz (156) vs. Luka Jelcic (155.6)
Mihail Nica (155.6) vs. Carlos Miranda (156.0)
Gregory Babane (185.2) vs. Tony Zanko (185.0)

Bellator Kickboxing 8 Weigh-In Results:

Raymond Daniels (171.5) vs. Giannis Boukis (171.6)
Joe Schilling (185.2) vs. Filipino Verlinden (185.8)
Piergiulio Paolucci (161.6) vs. John Wayne Parr (162.8)
Kevin Ross (149.4) vs. Hamza Imane (149.5)
Gabriel Varga (145.8) vs. Roberto Gheorghita (145.6)

MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 190: “Carvalho vs. Sakara” tomorrow night (Sat. Dec. 9, 2017), with the main card LIVE on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET.

See you then!

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Live: Canelo vs Golovkin weigh in results video from Las Vegas

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin collide for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight championship of the world this Sat. night (Sept. 16, 2017) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, live by way of HBO pay-per-view (PPV).

Before that happens, both pugilists must take the stage in “Sin City” for the official Canelo vs. Golovkin weigh ins, which begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. ET in the embedded video player above.

Boxing is all the rage these days, particularly in the mixed martial arts (MMA) circles, thanks to Conor McGregor’s gritty performance against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last month in Las Vegas (see it).

But this one is for the purists.

For much more on the upcoming “Canelo vs. Golovkin” boxing spectacle, which airs the same night as UFC Fight Night 116: “Rockhold vs. Branch” (more on that here), be sure to hit up our comprehensive boxing news archive by clicking here.

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Bellator 178 weigh in results, live video for ‘Straus vs Pitbull 4′ in Uncasville

The place is here, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the time is now. The weigh ins for the Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4” event tomorrow night (Fri., Apr. 21, 2017) are officially set to go down today for a main event to renew an old rivalry between Featherweight champion Daniel Straus and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

Streaming video of Bellator 178’s weigh-ins can be found above at 5 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, we will update the official results below:

Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4” (Spike TV):

Daniel Straus () vs. Patricio Freire ()
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane () vs. Jessica Middleton ()
Ryan Quinn () vs. Saad Awad ()
A.J. McKee () vs. Dominic Mazzotta ()
Nick Alley () vs. Kastroit Xhema ()
Don Shainis () vs. Max Kelleher ()
Regivaldo Carvalho () vs. Jason Perrin ()
Kemran Lachinov () vs. Sam Watford ()
John Lopez () vs. Remo Cardarelli ()
Chris Foster () vs. Shane Manley ()
Thomas English () vs. Blair Tugman ()
Jordan Young () vs. Tim Caron ()
Ed Ruth () vs. David Mundell ()
Tyrell Fortune () vs. Branko Busick ()
Billy Giovanella () vs. Joshua Ricci ()

MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4″ tomorrow night (Fri., Apr. 21, 2017), with the televised portion airing LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET and “Prelims” undercard bouts airing at 7 p.m. ET.

See you then!

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Bellator 177 weigh in results: Leandro Higo misses weight, ‘DuDu’ bout changed to non-title fight

The weigh ins for the Bellator 177: “Dantas vs. Higo” event took place earlier today (Thurs., April 14, 2017) for tomorrow night’s main event (among others), where reigning champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas faces Leandro “Pitbull” Higo.

Due to Higo missing the contracted weight for their title fight, the main event has now been changed to a three round non-title fight. Full weigh in results are available below.

Bellator 177: “Dantas vs. Higo” (Spike TV):

Eduardo Dantas (134.6) vs. Leandro Higo (139.0)
Daniel Weichel (145.0) vs. John Teixeira (145.6)
Lena Ovchynnikova (124.6) vs. Helen Harper (126.2)
Anthony Taylor (147.4) vs. Adam Borics (144.4)

Bellator Kickboxing 6 (Spike TV):

Zoltan Laszak (166.1) vs. Karim Ghajji (168.7)
Joe Schilling (187.8) vs. Alexandru Negrea (186.5)
Raymond Daniels (170.2) vs. Csaba Gyorfi (167.6)
Jorina Baars (142.7) vs. Irene Martens (140.5)
Gabriel Varga (145.4) vs. Gabor Gorbics (145)

MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 177: “Dantas vs. Higo” tomorrow (Fri., Apr. 14, 2017), with the televised portion airing on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

See you then!

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