The official weigh-in event for Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva" went down today (Feb. 11, 2011) from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
It was a rather pedestrian affair, considering each of the five main card fights are heavyweight bouts with nearly no risk of any fighter coming in overweight.
The only man who had a chance, "Bigfoot" Silva, came in one pound under the limit. The formalities are over and it's officially countdown to showtime.
"Fedor vs. Silva" will kick off the promotion's upcoming world grand prix heavyweight tournament, featuring a main event and quarterfinal match-up between former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and former Elite XC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Silva.
In tournament reserve bouts, up-and-coming division prospects Shane Del Rosario and Lavar Johnson will sling leather while Valentijn Overeem makes his Strikeforce debut against the striking prowess of Ray Sefo.
Complete "Fedor vs. Silva" weigh in results after the jump:
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski (242) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (250)
265 lbs.: Shane del Rosario (248) vs. Lavar Johnson (243)
265 lbs.: Valentijn Overeem (239) vs. Ray Sefo (249)
265 lbs.: Chad Griggs (229) vs. Gian Villante (227)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Marc Stevens (156.2) vs. John Cholish (155.8)
145 lbs.: Josh LaBerge (145.7) vs. Anthony Leone (146.2)*
145 lbs.: Jason McLean (145.5) vs. Kevin Roddy (145.7)
170 lbs.: Igor Gracie (170.8) vs. John Salgado (170)
170 lbs.: Don Carlo-Clauss (170.4) vs. Sam Oropeza (169.8)
MMAmania.com will provide live results and blow-by-blow commentary of the main card action beginning with the Showtime telecast at 10 p.m. ET on fight night. In addition, we'll be updating all the undercard results from the non-televised portion of the card much earlier in the evening.
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.