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At the Invicta FC 23 weigh-ins, all 16 Invicta FC fighters taking part in Saturday’s Invicta FC 23 fights square off Friday evening, and we have the video here at MMAFighting.com.
The Invicta FC 23 ceremonial weigh-in video is expected to begin at 6 p.m. ET above.
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Sarah D’Alelio vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Heroic Tiburcio vs. Tessa Simpson
Edina Gomes vs. Pam Sorenson
Shaianna Rincon vs. Brooksie Bayard
At the UFC 211 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s UFC 211 fights will step on the scale Friday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMA Fighting.
The UFC 211 official weigh-in video is at 10 a.m. ET, and we’ll have the live video for the event.
The UFC 211 ceremonial weigh-in video is at 7 p.m. ET.
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Undercard (FX at 8 p.m. ET)
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to take over Pueblo, Colorado, Friday night with another solid night of mixed martial arts action. LFA 10 will be headlined by a middleweight showdown between contenders Ian Heinisch and Lucas Rota
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At the Bellator 178 weigh-ins, all 30 fighters taking part in Friday night’s Bellator 178 fights will step on the scale Thursday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.
In the main event, Daniel Straus and Patricio Freire will have to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds.
Check out the Bellator 178 weigh-in results below.
Main card (Spike at 9 p.m. ET)
Daniel Straus vs. Patricio Freire
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Jessica Middleton
Saad Awad vs. Ryan Quinn
A.J. McKee vs. Dominic Mazzotta
Undercard (MMA Fighting at 7 p.m. ET)
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….
The controversy surrounding UFC 210’s early morning weigh-ins is not yet over.
Anthony Johnson intends to file an official complaint with the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) within “the next 24 hours” over the actions of UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier last Friday and the handling of the weigh-in proceedings by the commission. Johnson’s lawyer, Craig Zimmerman, confirmed the news with MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial ESPN report.
“Anthony’s opponent came in overweight,” Zimmerman told MMA Fighting. “I don’t think anyone disputes that. He weighs in, he’s 206.2 roughly, and somehow a minute or two later, he goes backstage, he comes back out, they try it again, he leans on a towel and miraculously he makes weight. I’m a licensed promoter and attorney. I’m licensed in California. The weigh-in is one of the most sacred things in combative sports. Do both fighters meet the weight requirement? Particularly with a title fight, there’s not even a pound allowance. And if you miss weight, there’s a fine.
“I think we need three things. One, we need acknowledgment that the weigh-in was handled incorrectly. Two, we need DC to be fined the 20 percent he should’ve been fined for coming in overweight. And three, we need New York to clean up the weigh-in procedures so this doesn’t happen again.”
The controversy first arose on the morning of April 7, when Cormier weighed in at 206.2 pounds — 1.2 pounds over the light heavyweight limit — at the official UFC 210 weigh-ins ahead of his championship rematch against Johnson. Under most major MMA commissions, such as those in Nevada or California, fighters are only permitted one chance to weigh-in, meaning Cormier would have officially registered as overweight in those jurisdictions and been forced to forfeit his UFC light heavyweight title along with 20 percent of his fight purse.
However, in New York — which only legalized MMA last year and has dealt with numerous commission issues since — fighters competing in championship contests are still allotted two extra hours to make their weight.
Cormier then weighed in a second time, less than three minutes after his first attempt, and successfully hit the 205-pound limit while noticeably holding the privacy towel with both hands.
Zimmerman said he plans to address both issues with the NYSAC.
“Common sense applies,” Zimmerman said. “Even if he’s allowed to jump back on the scale, he jumped on a minute or two later, and somehow he miraculously loses 1.2 pounds? I’d like to know what he did. How many fights have you ever seen where a guy is leaning on the towel?
“This is a UFC title fight. It’s higher profile. There are a lot more people watching them than if this was just a regional show. If there are a lot more commissioners and people there to watch this; it’s not as if one person missed it. There are a lot of people who missed it. Someone should’ve stepped up. You just can’t turn your head. I’m not accusing the New York commission of anything, but isn’t it the job of any commission to ensure all the rules are being followed? And if someone misses it, they’re not supposed to be worried about, at least at the time, why it was missed. They need to correct the problem.
“No one said, ‘hey, ‘hey, ‘hey, he’s leaning on the towel. Hey, he came in overweight.’ No one cared, and I don’t understand how that happens,” Zimmerman continued. “If it happens out here in California, you know the commission would be all over it. If it happens in Nevada, they would’ve been all over it. Almost every state, but somehow New York just let this go.”
In the aftermath of the incident, NYSAC executive director Tony Giardina told reporters that he did not see Cormier holding the towel, despite insistence from several on-site reporters that video evidence proved otherwise.
Cormier went on to defeat Johnson via second-round rear-naked choke at UFC 210, after which Johnson announced his unexpected retirement from MMA. However, “Rumble” and his team are not willing to overlook the chaos that took place in Buffalo.
“There’s video tape of it,” Zimmerman said. “The video was out right after it happened. Admit the mistake. It’s worse because they said, ‘oh, we didn’t see it.’ It happened. There’s no denying it happened. Fix your mistake right there, right then. People are talking about instant replay during the fight; what about instant replay during the weigh-in then? Looks like he’s leaning on a towel to me.”
Daniel Cormier, Jones’ longtime rival, somehow lost 1.2 pounds in less than three minutes Friday morning after missing weight the first time at 206.2 pounds. Cormier was holding onto the privacy towel during the second weigh-in attempt, in which he hit the 205-pound mark.
Jones said he believes Cormier was using the towel to shift his weight, putting less weight on the scale. He questioned why the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) allowed it.
“The crazy thing is that it was allowed to happen,” Jones said. “I would imagine there has to be some type of commission or something to go back and see this blatant foul play and address it. Nobody addressed it. They just basically got away with one of the dirtiest things I’ve seen in sports.”
Cormier defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night in Buffalo. Jones will likely face the winner once he comes back from his USADA doping suspension. “Bones,” though, was already going on the offensive Friday, lobbing accusations at Cormier.
“That was absolutely nuts,” Jones said. “I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. I watched the guy. If you focus on his hands, you can see him looking down and like, balancing out his weight just right to make 205. What a clever trick. Very dishonest of him.”
Cormier said in a media scrum Friday that he was hanging onto the towel so people wouldn’t see his “junk.”
Jones, 29, beat Cormier in 2015 via unanimous decision to retain the light heavyweight title. Jones was stripped of the belt months later when he was arrested on a hit-and-run charge. The former champ was reinstated last year, beat Ovince Saint Preux in April 2016 and then was supposed to meet Cormier, now the titleholder, in the main event of UFC 200 last July. But three days before the event, Jones was pulled due to a failed drug test.
“Bones,” who is in town partially because he’s an upstate New York native, tested positive for estrogen blockers clomiphene and Letrozol. He was suspended by both USADA and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for one year, retroactive to July 2016. So he’ll be able to return this July.
Cormier, 38, said this week that Jones looks “desperate” for being in Buffalo this weekend and issued a threat if he came into the Octagon after a Cormier victory.
“He [Jones] better not come in my cage after I win,” Cormier said during a media scrum Thursday at open workouts. “He’s not welcomed in there, he’s still suspended. When he’s eligible to fight, then he can walk in the cage, but if he dares to step foot in that Octagon, something bad will happen.”
It was Jones’ turn Friday to send some trash talk back toward Cormier.
“It was just some of the dumbest sh*t that I’ve ever heard,” Jones said. “I think he’s just really upset that I’m here. And it kind of stole some of his spotlight, which was definitely not my intention.
“He hates me. That’s safe to say. I annoy him a lot and that definitely works to my advantage, to be so deep in this guy’s head.”