The official weigh in event for UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Henderson" took place today (Nov. 18, 2011) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
It was quite the affair, too. Three fighters in total missed weight from the undercard, which prompted Joe Rogan to claim the scale in the back was reading differently and there was "something wrong with this scale." But they didn't change it out and the rest of the card weighed in normally and hit their limits.
Update -- Bailey attempted to weigh-in a second time but failed to get down to the contracted limit and he's been fined 20-percent of his purse. His bout against Danny Castillo will go on as a catchweight.
Update part deux -- It took Torres three tries but he was eventually able to cut the additional weight to make the 136-pound limit.
UFC 139: "Shogun vs. Henderson" will be headlined by former Pride FC and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson, climbing back inside the Octagon to wage war against Mauricio Rua in a potential number one 205-pound contender eliminator bout.
The co-main event will highlight the long-awaited UFC debut of Cung Le as he takes on "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva. In addition, Urijah Faber will battle Brian Bowles for the right to rematch Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight belt.
Complete UFC 139 weigh-in results are as follows:
Main card (pay-per-view):
Spike TV Prelims:
Preliminary card (Facebook):
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (155.5)
135 lbs.: Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace (141)**
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman (185.5)
170 lbs.: Seth Baczynski vs. Matt Brown (171)
155 lbs.: Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo
*Torres eventually cut down to 136-pounds and has agreed to fight Pace at a catchweight
**Pace was fined 20-percent of his purse and will fight at catchweight
***Bailey was fined 20-percent of his purse and will fight at catchweight
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Nov. 19), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6 p.m. ET with the preliminary 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 139 coverage you can handle.