The official weigh-in event for UFC 89: "Bisping vs Leben" is set to take place at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on Friday, October 17 at 3 p.m. local time.
Fighters are expected to begin tipping the scales at about 4 p.m. local time; however, doors to the venue will open an hour earlier at 3 p.m. for those fans who want to score some good seats.
Of course, MMAmania.com will provide coverage of the UFC 89 weigh-in, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude for those who miss it.
Here’s the complete line up:
185 lbs.: Michael Bisping (16-1) vs. Chris Leben (18-4)
Main card (Televised):
205 lbs.: Brandon Vera (9-2) vs. Keith Jardine (13-4-1)
205 lbs.: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (5-2) vs. Luis Cane (8-1)
170 lbs.: Chris Lytle (25-16-5) vs. Paul Taylor (9-3-1)
170 lbs.: Marcus Davis (14-4) vs. Paul Kelly (7-0)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Akihiro Gono (28-12-7) vs. Dan Hardy (19-6)
265 lbs.: Shane Carwin (9-0) vs. Neil Wain (4-0)
155 lbs.: Jess Liaudin (12-10) vs. David Bielkheden (12-6)
155 lbs.: Sam Stout (13-4-1) vs. Terry Etim (10-2)
155 lbs.: Jim Miller (11-1) vs. David Baron (16-2)
155 lbs.: Samy Schiavo (10-5) vs. Per Eklund (12-3-1)
For those in town for the UFC debut in Birmingham remember that the weigh-ins are FREE to attend and open to the public.
Of course, UFC Fight Club members will also be able to attend an exclusive Q&A session with company president Dana White at around 1 p.m. local time.
In addition to coverage of the weigh-in, remember that MMAmania.com will also provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night, which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV from The NIA on Saturday, October 18.
Remember that we will also pass along quick results of the live action much earlier in the day for those who can’t wait for the tape delayed broadcast. Consider yourself warned regarding spoilers.
It’s going to be a fun afternoon/night of fights … check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight coverage you can handle.