The official weigh-in event for UFC 98: "Evans vs. Machida" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has come to a close.
It was a close call for Matt Serra, who was seen in the sauna just an hour before tipping the scale. "The Terror" however was able to hit his mark.
Mike Pyle was given extra time to weigh in as a result of being called up on short notice to replace Chris Wilson. He reached 172 and was not penalized for the overage.
Outside of Serra and Pyle, it was a rather pedestrian affair with no real fireworks with the exception of an intense staredown between main event participants Rashad Evans — who drew a mixture of boos and cheers — and Lyoto Machida.
Here are the complete UFC 98 weigh in results:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204)
170 lbs.: Matt Hughes (170) vs. Matt Serra (171)
185 lbs.: Chael Sonnen (186) vs. Dan Miller (185)
155 lbs.: Sean Sherk (156) vs. Frank Edgar (155)
185 lbs.: Xavier Foupas-Pokam (186) vs. Drew McFedries (185)
170 lbs.: Brock Larson (171) vs. Mike Pyle (172)*
265 lbs.: Tim Hague (263) vs. Patrick Barry (237)
155 lbs.: Phillipe Nover (156) vs. Kyle Bradley (156)
205 lbs.: Andre Gusmao (206) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (206)
170 lbs.: Yoshiyuki Yoshida (171) vs. Brandon Wolff (170)
155 lbs.: Dave Kaplan (156) vs. George Roop (154)
Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than the division limit in non-title fights.
*Because he took the fight on short notice, the NSAC did not penalize Mike Pyle for being one pound over.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, play-by-play coverage of the main card action tomorrow night (Saturday, May 23), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET.
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