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We’re roughly 24 hours away from the third and final chapter of the Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz rivalry, being contested for promoter Oscar de la Hoya under the newly-created Golden Boy MMA banner. The action takes place this Sat. night (Nov. 24, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Before they can fight, they must first weigh in.
All 24 fighters will hit the scale on Friday morning inside the host hotel for the early (and official) weigh ins, then return later this evening for the ceremonial festivities, which includes the final staredowns and all the usual pomp and circumstance.
Complete early weigh in results below:
Main card (PPV at 9 p.m. ET)
Chuck Liddell (203.4 lb) vs. Tito Ortiz (204.8)
Deron Winn (205.6) vs. Tom Lawlor (199.6 lb)
Kenneth Bergh vs. Jorge Gonzalez
Gleison Tibau (159.4) vs. Efrain Escudero
Walel Watson (139.4) vs. Ricardo Palacios
Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota (260.8 lb)
Dave Terrel (179.4 lb) vs. Johnny Cisneros (179.4 lb)
Craig Wilkerson vs. Joshua Jones (170.8)
Albert Morales vs. James Barnes (135.2 lb)
Westin Wilson vs. Leandro Gomes
Jose Huerta (138.2 lb) vs. Francisco Estrada (134.4 lb)
Tom Gallicchio vs. Jason Manly
There you have it.
For much more on the Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz trilogy click here.
Some of you newer fans may not remember when Gina Carano weighed in for EliteXC: “Heat” back in 2008, but poor “Conviction” had to drop her drawers — and everything else — in order to hit the 141-pound mark for her catchweight fight against Kelly Kobald.
The towels were less than cooperative, leading to a few close calls (recap here).
These days, female fighters who strip to make weight get to lumber onstage hiding inside that shower-curtain costume that Daniel LaRusso wore in The Karate Kid, but even then things can get a bit dicey.
That explains why Cynthia Calvillo was so wobbly when trying to make weight for UFC Fight Night 140 last weekend in Argentina (watch the replay here). Sure, she felt like shit, but by her own words, she wasn’t on the verge of fainting.
“I think it looked way worse when I weighed in,” Calvillo said on Saturday. “It looked like I almost fainted, but the truth of the matter is when I got onto the scale my face didn’t look too happy. I was being really careful, the towel itself was too low, they told me to put my hands up and I would have shown my whole top. So that’s why I went down, it looked like I was gonna faint, but that’s not the case. I just didn’t want to give everyone a free show.”
Calvillo came in at 118 pounds for her strawweight fight against Poliana Botelho, a bout she won by first-round submission to kick off the FOX Sports 1 main card from inside Parque Roca Arena in Buenos Aires (highlights here).
Perhaps it’s time for that Michelle Waterson fight?
Calvillo (7-1) was actually booked to throw down with “Karate Hottie” earlier this year; however, a failed drug test for marijuana torpedoed that bout and sent Waterson to victory against Cortney Casey-Sanchez last April.
“It’s just a fight that we had at the time,” Cavillo said. “She was somebody who was ranked above me. I think it’s a good fight, I have respect for her, but we signed a contract and I like following through with it.”
Waterson (16-6) was last seen capturing a unanimous decision win over Felice Herrig at UFC 229 back in October.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be voyaging to a nation that has not yet held a UFC event in its borders, giving the fans something they want with a hometown top contender facing off against a longtime UFC mainstay in the headliner.
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All of the competitors scheduled for UFC Moncton tomorrow have weighed-in, and all but one hit their marks.
Headliners and light-heavyweight contenders, Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith, both came in at 205.5.
The fighter who came in heavyweight was Michael Johnson, who was 147 for his bout with featherweight, Artem Lobov. Johnson, it should be noted, recently stepped in for Zubaira Tukhugov.
Here are the weigh-in results via MMA Junkie.
Main Card (FS1, 10 PM/ET)
Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) vs. Anthony Smith (205.5)
Michael Johnson (147)*( vs. Artem Lobov (145.5)
Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.5)
Jonathan Martinez (135) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (136)
Ed Herman (205.5) vs. Gian Villante (205.5)
Alex Garcia (170.5) vs. Court McGee (170.5)
Preliminary Card (FS2, 8 PM/ET)
Sean Strickland (170.5) vs. Nordine Taleb (170.5)
Thibault Gouti (155.5) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)
Chris Fishgold (146) vs. Calvin Kattar (146)
Talita Bernardo (133) vs. Sarah Moras (135.5)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM/ET.)
Te Edwards (156) vs. Don Madge (154)
Arjan Bhullar (242) vs. Marcelo Golm (255.5)
Jessin Ayari (155) vs. Stevie Ray (155.5)
*Johnson vs. Lobov will go on as planned. Johnson is fined 20 percent of his purse by the commission.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its debut in New Brunswick, Canada, on Saturday night, featuring a main event tilt between two light heavyweight contenders.
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Cage Warriors Fighting Championship weekend kicked off Friday afternoon in Birmingham, England, with the official CW 98 weigh-ins. On Saturday, CW welterweight champion Stefano Paterno will put his belt on the line at the Genting Arena, where he will face undefeated Ross Houston.
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