The official weigh-in event for Strikeforce: "Houston" is now in the books. The last of the formalities before tomorrow night's fights took place earlier this afternoon (Aug. 20, 2010) from the Toyota Center Concourse in Houston, Texas.
Each of the eight main card participants who will compete on the Showtime televised portion of the card made their respective weights without much incident. KJ Noons came in a quarter of a pound heavy for his lightweight bout with Jorge Gurgel, but Gurgel conceded the extra weight and Noons was not ordered to cut anymore.
There are two world titles on the line on the card.
The main event will feature a light heavyweight title fight between current 205-pound champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and hard-hitting Brazilian contender Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, while Tim Kennedy and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza battle it out in a bid to claim the promotion's vacant middleweight title in the co-headliner.
Check out the Strikeforce: "Houston" weigh in results after the jump:
Main Card (Showtime):
205 lbs.: Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (203.75) vs. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (203.5)
185 lbs.: Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (184.75)
155 lbs.: Karl "KJ" Noons (156.25)* vs. Jorge Gurgel (154.75)
265 lbs.: Bobby "Dominator" Lashley (246) vs. Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs (228.5)
265 lbs.: Daniel Cormier (249) vs. Jason Riley (256.5)
170 lbs.: Andre Galvao (170.75) vs. Jorge Patino (170.5)**
145 lbs.: Rocky Long (146.25) vs. Vinicius Magalhaes (144.5)
155 lbs.: Kier Gooch (155.5) vs. Adam Schindler (155.5)
155 lbs.: Jose Santibanez (154.25) vs. Reynaldo Trujillo (155.25)
130 lbs.: Humberto DeLeon (127.25) vs. Chad Robichaux (131)***
205 lbs.: Chad Cook (205.25) vs. Arteneus Young (204)
* Gurgel allowed Noons the extra 0.25 lbs.
** Patino was not present at the weigh ins. He'll weigh in later tonight.
*** Robichaux will have one hour to cut the extra pound for the 130 lb. catchweight bout.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Strikeforce: "Houston," beginning with the Showtime telecast at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
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