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The UFC 153 weigh in event is set to take place this Friday afternoon in Rio. Here's how (and when) to watch it.
The official weigh in event for UFC 153: "Silva vs. Bonnar" is set to go down this Friday afternoon (Oct. 12, 2012) LIVE from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 3 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local time).
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide results and LIVE video feed of the UFC 153 weigh ins, as well as wrap up with a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
"Silva vs. Bonnar" will be headlined by UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, as he jumps up a weight class to fill the void left by Jose Aldo. Waiting to greet him will be longtime light heavyweight veteran Stephan Bonnar.
Elsewhere on the card, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado in a battle for Brazilian bragging rights in addition to the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who looks to exorcise the ghost of Frank Mir by putting away Dave Herman.
Here is the current UFC 153 fight card and line up:
Main Card (Pay-per-view):
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira (204) vs. Fabio Maldonado (203)
265 lbs.: Dave Herman (244) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (243)
170 lbs.: Jon Fitch (170) vs. Erick Silva (169)
205 lbs.: Phil Davis (206) vs. Wagner Prado (204)
170 lbs.: Demian Maia (170) vs. Rick Story (170)
Preliminary Card (FX Channel):
155 lbs.: Rony Mariano Bezerra (145) vs. Sam Sicilia (146)
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes (169) vs. Renee Forte (169)
145 lbs.: Diego Brandao (144) vs. Joey Gambino (146)
155 lbs.: Francisco Trinaldo (154) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
For those fortunate enough to be in Rio this weekend, remember the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the arena will open at 3 p.m. BRT. In addition, UFC Fight Club members will be able to attend a special Q&A session with Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida at 2 p.m. BRT.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card bouts on fight night (Sat., Oct. 13, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV). The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:45 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" match-ups on Facebook and FX.
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 153 coverage you can handle.
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