Esther Lin | MMA Fighting
We're just a few days away from all the scale-tipping festivities in "The Land of the Rising Sun." Here's the 411 on the UFC on FUEL TV 8 weigh in event for "Silva vs. Stann."
The official weigh in event for UFC on FUEL TV 8: "Silva vs. Stann" is set to take place on Fri., March 1, 2013, LIVE from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Keep in mind the fighters will actually tip the scale on Saturday afternoon in "The Land of the Rising Sun," but because of the time zone difference, it airs stateside at 11 p.m. ET on Friday night. Have those mobile devices handy!
As usual, MMAmania.com will stream LIVE video results of the UFC on FUEL TV 8 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
UFC on FUEL TV 8 will also feature a lightweight contest that pits Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi while Mark Hunt tries to dazzle the Japanese fans by trading leather with fellow heavyweight striker Stefan Struve.
Here is the finalized UFC on FUEL TV 8 fight card and line up:
205 lbs.: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
FUEL TV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
185 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami
145 lbs.: Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
170 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Facebook Prelims (7:30 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
135 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki
155 lbs.: Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
170 lbs.: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
If you're on the scene in Japan (lucky bastard) you can catch UFC featherweight Hatsu Hioki in the traditional fan Q&A, as well as autograph signings from former 205-pound champion Chuck Liddell and his protege Glover Teixeira.
That all goes down from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. JST.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire card on fight night (Sat., March 2, 2013), starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, as well as the main card, which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on FUEL TV.
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