Photo by Dave Mandel via Sherdog
The official weigh-in event for Pro Elite's Saturday evening fight card took place today (Jan. 20, 2012) at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Of the 18 fighters who stepped on the scales, 17 successfully made weight. Only Toby Misech from the undercard came in one pound more than the 146-pound limit.
This card will feature a main event between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran middleweight Kendall Grove and undersized fan-favorite Ikuhisa Minowa, AKA "Minowaman." Grove is coming off a one minute submission in his first bout outside the UFC and is hoping to keep the momentum rolling.
Also on the card will be the semifinals of the Pro Elite heavyweight grand prix as four heavyweight prospects square off. Jake Heun will take on undefeated Richard Odoms and Cody Griffin will battle Ryan Martinez.
Lastly, former Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sara McMann, puts her undefeated record on the line against highly ranked former Smackgirl champion Hitomi Akano in what should be her toughest test to date.
Complete Pro Elite 3 weigh in results, including video (emceed by the incomparable Lenne Hardt), after the jump:
185 lbs.: Kendall Grove (185) vs. Ikuhisa Minowa (185)
135 lbs.: Sara McMann (135) vs. Hitomi Akano (135)
265 lbs.: Jake Heun (233) vs. Richard Odoms (262)
265 lbs.: Ryan Martinez (262) vs. Cody Griffin (258)
265 lbs.: Tasi Edwards (215) vs. Patrick Cummins (215)
185 lbs.: Brent Schermerhorn (184) vs. Kaleo Gambill (184)
145 lbs.: Steven Saito (145) vs. Toby Misech (147)
205 lbs.: Ilima Maiava (202) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (204)
175 lbs.: Collin Mansanas (175) vs. Bryson Kamaka (175)
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Pro Elite 3, beginning with the MTV2 telecast that starts at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow night (Jan. 21, 2012) and running right on through the HDNET portion of the main card.
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss it, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.
See you then!