The official weigh in event for Strikeforce: "Melendez vs Masvidal" took place today (Dec. 16, 2011) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
All but one of the 18 fighters scheduled to compete tomorrow night hit their respective weights without incident. The lone dissenter, Jerron Peoples, managed to come in one and a half pounds heavy for his catchweight bout. He has additional time to lose the weight or forfeit a portion of his fight purse.
"Melendez vs. Masvidal" will feature lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez putting his 155-pound belt on the line against a very dangerous, and hungry, Jorge Masvidal in the main event of the evening.
In addition, former Strikeforce light heavyweight and 2008 DREAM middleweight grand prix champion, Gegard Mousasi, will look to get back in the promotion's win column in more than one year when he takes on former University of Tennessee defensive standout Ovince St. Preux.
Complete Strikeforce: "Melendez vs. Masvidal" weigh in results, after the jump:
Main Card (Showtime):
Preliminary Card (May not be televised):
155 lbs.: Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
265 lbs.: Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
179 lbs.: Roger Bowling vs. Jerron Peoples *
145 lbs.: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez
170 lbs.: Chris Brownvs. Herman Terrado
*Peoples has additional time to make weight
For those fortunate enough to be in San Diego this weekend, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 3:00 p.m. PT.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Dec. 17), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7:30 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 Strikeforce coverage you can handle
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