The official weigh-ins for the Elite XC primetime special "Saturday Night Fights" from just OUTSIDE the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., are now in.
And it didn't go all too smooth.
In particular, the "female face" of mixed martial arts, Gina Carano, failed to make weight on her first attempt.
Normally, she would have one hour to lose 3.5 pounds (she weighed in at 144.5); however, MMAmania.com learned from Nick Lembo, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board (NJACB) Deputy Attorney, that the regulatory body didn't want her to cut anymore weight.
Therefore, prior to the official weigh-ins, a deal was struck between the Carano and Young camps that the fight would go on and "Conviction" would surrender a 12.5 percent purse penalty.
Here are the official scale-tipping results:
265 lbs.: Kimbo Slice (235.5) vs. James "The Colossus" Thompson (257)
185 lbs.: "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler (184.5) vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (184.5)
185 lbs: Joey Villasenor (184.5) vs. Phil "The New York Badass" Baroni (185)
140 lbs: Gina "Conviction" Carano (144.5) vs. Kaitlin Young (140.5)
265 lbs.: Brett "The Grim" Rogers (263.5) vs. Jon Murphy (260.5)
265 lbs.: Carlos Moreno (261) vs. Carlton Haselrig (263)
160 lbs.: Chris Liguori (161) vs. Jim Bova (160.5)
170 lbs.: Nick Serra (167) vs. Matt Makowski (171)
140 lbs.: Wilson Reis (140.5) vs. Justin Robbins (140.5)
155 lbs.: James "Binky" Jones (154.5) vs. Calvin Kattar (155.5)
135 lbs.: Zach Makovsky (135) vs. Andre Soares (134)
155 lbs.: Mike Groves (154) vs. Joe Sampieri (155)
*Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than the division limit in non-title fights.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of the main card action, beginning at 9 p.m. ET with the CBS broadcast on fight night. In addition, we will post the latest quick results of the prelim action at around 7 p.m. ET.
The MMAmania.com crew will be on the scene all weekend, which means that you can expect some great coverage of the first-ever mixed martial arts bout to air on network television.
Definitely check in before, during and after the the "Primetime" event for all the coverage and discussion you can handle.