The official weigh-in event for UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" went down tonight (Friday, Feb. 4, 2011) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
All but one of the 22 fighters on the card successfully made weight, with Mike Pierce coming in one pound over the limit for his clash against Kenny Robertson. As per usual, he will have one hour to cut the extra pound.
That wasn't the most notable happening, however. The tension nearly boiled over in the staredown for the main event, as Anderson Silva wore a mask before getting in Vitor Belfort's face. After taking it off, the two exchanged heated words and had to be separated.
"The Phenom" says he's ready. "The Spider" says the fans want a show and they're going to get one. If you weren't already, get pumped, Maniacs.
UFC 126 will be headlined by middleweight champion Anderson Silva, defending his world title against fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort. Up-and-coming light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Jon Jones will also hook 'em up in a battle that could determine the next division contender.
Complete UFC 126 weigh in results and embedded video feed after the jump:
205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin (205) vs. Rich Franklin (203)
170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger (171) vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
205 lbs.: Ryan Bader (205) vs. Jon Jones (206)
135 lbs.: Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Undercard (May not be broadcast):
155 lbs.: Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
155 lbs.: Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi Yamamoto (135)
205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury (205) vs. Ricardo Romero (205)
170 lbs.: Mike Pierce (172)* vs. Kenny Robertson (170)
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 126, beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
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 126 coverage you can handle.