The official weigh-in event for UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" today took place from a jam-packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. All fighters set to compete on the card made their respective marks on the scale.
As promised, ESPN.com provided in-depth coverage of the festivities before, during and after the weigh in. While there were no real surprises, perhaps the biggest storyline heading into the show is that UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture tipped the scale at just 220 pounds.
Meanwhile, his opponent Brock Lesnar came in at a massive 265 pounds. That's a 45-pound difference -- the equivalent of a big lightweight fighting a small light heavyweight.
The special guest ESPN announcers, including Frank Mir and Stephan Bonnar, indicated that it is likely on purpose to provide "The Natural" with a speed and cardio edge that will carry him to victory.
We'll find out tomorrow night.
In the meantime, here are the official UFC 91 weigh-in results:
265 lbs.: UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture (220) vs. Brock Lesnar (265)
155 lbs.: Kenny Florian (156) vs. Joe Stevenson (156)
265 lbs.: Gabriel Gonzaga (256) vs. Josh Hendricks (238)
185 lbs.: Demian Maia (185) vs. Nate Quarry (185)
170 lbs.: Dustin Hazelett (170) vs. Tamdan McCrory (170)
155 lbs.: Jorge Gurgel (155) vs. Aaron Riley (156)
155 lbs.: Jeremy Stephens (155) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155)
155 lbs.: Alvin Robinson (155) vs. Mark Bocek (155)
170 lbs.: Matt Brown (171) vs. Ryan Thomas (170)
*Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than the division limit in non-title fights.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night, which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 15. Of course, the latest quick updates of the prelim bouts will begin to flow earlier than that at around 8:30 p.m. ET.
It’s going to be a fun night of fights … check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight coverage you can handle.
(Thanks as always to Tracy Lee of CombatLifestyle.com for the pics. See more right here.)