Top-ranked heavyweight kickboxers Tyrone Spong and Remy Bonjasky hit the scales earlier today in London, England, and while both fighters were able to make weight without incident, the festivities were not without its share of drama.
From the official release:
Their face-off had an extra level of intensity added to it as Spong arrived late for the weigh-in and kept Bonjasky standing around waiting. The decorated veteran felt he had not been afforded the respect he deserved and Spong received a good dose of evil eye as he finally strolled in to take the scales.
In addition, Albert Kraus was stood up by Andy Ristie, whose visa problems forced him to withdraw. Replacing him is Warren Stevelmans, which moves Johann Fauveau into a short-notice fight against London-based Romanian import Pasniciuc Constantin.
Complete GLORY 5 weigh-in results are as follows:
Tyrone Spong (Suriname) 102 kgs/ 224.8 lbs vs. Remy Bonjasky (Netherlands) 103.5 kgs / 228.1 lbs
Liam Harrison (UK) 64.2 kgs / 141.5 lbs vs. Mosab Armani (Morocco) 64.7 kgs / 142.6 lbs
Albert Kraus (Netherlands) 69.9 kilos/ 154.1lbs vs. Warren Stevelmans (South Africa) 69.1 kgs/ 152.3 lbs
Jordan Watson (England) 69.9 kgs / 154.1lbs vs. Steve Moxon (Australia) 70.5 kilos / 155.4 lbs
Eddie Walker (USA) 85 kgs / 187.3 vs. Stephen Wakeling (UK) 84 kgs / 185.1
Dustin Jacoby (USA) 93.5 kgs / 206.1 vs. Michael Duut (Netherlands) 94.0 kgs / 207.2 lbs
Daniel Sam (UK) 122 kgs / 268.9 lbs vs. Jaideep Singh (India) 109 kgs/ 240.3 lbs
Catchweight (67 kgs)
Reece McAllister (UK) 65.8 kgs / 145 lbs vs. Tim ‘TNT' Thomas (UK) 65.9 kgs / 145.2 lbs
Johann Fauveau (France) 69.8 kgs / 154 lbs vs. Pasniciuc Constantin (Romania) (weighing late by arrangement)
Catchweight (79 kilos)
Nicola Gallo (Italy) 78 kgs / 172 lbs vs. Jhonata Oliveira (Brazil) 79 kilos / 174.1 lbs
GLORY 5: "Spong vs. Bonjasky" takes place at Excel Arena tomorrow (March 23, 2013) in London, England, and you can follow along with out live results thread right here on MMAmania.com.