The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 20: "Maynard vs. Diaz" is now on the books, having taken place today (Sun., Jan. 10, 2010) at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
All 22 fighters made weight without incident.
In fact, other than two fairly fierce staredowns between headliners Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz and between welterweights Jesse Lennox and Rick Story, there were very few incidents to speak of.
Of course, then there was Tom Lawlor somersaulting his way onto stage wearing a rocker's wig, wife beater and karate pants, complete with blackbelt. "Filthy" continues to prove his worth in the entertainment department.
UFC Fight Night 20 features the headline rematch between former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant Gray Maynard (8-0) and eventual winner Nate Diaz (11-4), who sent "The Bully" packing on season five of the cable TV reality show. In addition, TUF 8 champion Efrain Escudero (12-0) takes on fellow undefeated lightweight Evan Dunham (9-0).
Here’s the complete "Maynard vs. Diaz" fight card:
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz (155) vs. Gray Maynard (155)
Main card (Televised):155 lbs.: Evan Dunham (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (155)
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor (185) vs. Aaron Simpson (185)
170 lbs.: Amir Sadollah (170) vs. Brad Blackburn (170)
Under card (May not be broadcast):185 lbs.: Chris Leben (185) vs. Jay Silva (185)
170 lbs.: Jesse Lennox (170) vs. Rick Story (170)
170 lbs.: Mike Guymon (170) vs. Rory MacDonald (170)
155 lbs.: Nik Lentz (155) vs. Thiago Tavares (155)
155 lbs.: Kyle Bradley (155) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155)
185 lbs.: Gerald Harris (185) vs. John Salter (185)
185 lbs.: Nick Catone (185) vs. Jesse Forbes (185)
*Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than their respective division limits in non-title fights.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Monday, Jan. 11), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV from the Patriot Center. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET with the prelim bouts.
It’s going to be a fun night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC Fight Night 20 coverage you can handle.