The official weigh-in event for Strikeforce: "Miami" is in the books. The festivities took place TODAY (Jan. 29) at the Chairman's Club from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla.
Strikeforce: "Miami" features a main event between Nick Diaz and DREAM Welterweight Champion Marius Zaromskis for the promotion's vacant 170-pound world title. Female powerhouse Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will put her 145-pound title on the line against Marloes Coenen in the co-featured fight of the night.
In addition, feared K-1 striker "Marvelous" Melvin Manhoef will make his Strikeforce debut opposite the power-punching "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler. And joining them on the main card is Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy and Bobby Lashley vs. Wes Sims.
Each of the ten main card fighters set to compete on the Showtime telecast hit their respective marks on their first attempt, including both main event welterweight title participants.
There were, however, a few minor issues with the under card fighters. Sabah Homasi, John Kelly and Hayder Hassan were each slightly heavy on their first tries, but in each case the fights were agreed to go forth by both fighters without penalty.
Here are the weigh in results for tomorrow's Strikeforce: "Miami" fight card:
170 lbs.: Nick Diaz (169.5) vs. Marius Zaromskis (169)
Main card (Televised):
145 lbs.: Cristiane Santos (144.5) vs. Marloes Coenen (143.75)
265 lbs.: Bobby Lashley (252.25) vs. Wes Sims (258.25)
185 lbs.: Melvin Manhoef (185.75) vs. Robbie Lawler (185.75)
215 lbs.: Herschel Walker (214.25) vs. Greg Nagy (210.5)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Jay Hieron (170.25) vs. Joe Riggs (170.5)
155 lbs.: David Zitnick (154) vs. Michael Byrnes (TBA*)
145 lbs.: Craig Oxley (144.75) vs. David Gomez (144.5)
170 lbs.: Sabah Homasi (171.5) vs. John Kelly (170.5)
145 lbs.: Pablo Alfonso (139.25) vs. Marcos Da Matta (139.75)
170 lbs.: Ryan Keenan (168) vs. Hayder Hassan (170.5)
170 lbs.: Joe Ray (TBA) vs. John Clarke (169.75)
*Needed to complete necessary paperwork. Weighing in at a later time.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of "Miami," beginning with the SHOWTIME telecast at 10 p.m. ET on Jan. 30. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action as it starts to flow around 7:30 p.m. ET.
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 "Miami" coverage you can handle.