The official weigh-in event for UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun" took place today (Oct. 23) LIVE at the LA Live Event Deck in Los Angeles, California.
UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun" features the first title defense for undefeated light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida against fellow Brazilian Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of the evening.
In addition, rising talent Cain Velasquez and veteran Ben Rothwell will "wage war" in a super-sized heavyweight showdown.
Nineteen of the 22 fighters set to compete were successful in making their respective weights.
Lightweights Gleison Tibau and Josh "The Dentist" Neer both weighed in heavy for their main card lightweight battle. Tibau was a full pound over the limit while Neer only missed his mark by a half a pound. Both fighters have agreed to go ahead and fight at their respective weights.
Feared welterweight striker Anthony "Rumble" Johnson was the only other fighter on the card to miss weight. The 6'2" Johnson tipped the scales at a whopping 176 pounds -- a full 5 pounds over the division limit. Apparently "Rumble" and his team had already informed his opponent, Yoshiyuki Yoshida's, camp that he would be coming in overweight.
The fight will go on as planned; however, Johnson will surrender 20 percent of his purse to "Zenko."
Here’s are the complete UFC 104 weigh-in results:
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida (202.5) vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (204.5)
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez (238) vs. "Big" Ben Rothwell (265)
155 lbs.: Gleison Tibau (157) vs. Josh "The Dentist" Neer (156.5)
155 lbs.: Joe "Daddy" Stevenson (155.5) vs. Spencer "The King" Fisher (155)
170 lbs.: Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (176) vs. Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida (170)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
265 lbs.: Antoni Hardonk (249.5) vs. Patrick "Get Hype" Barry (237)
185 lbs.: Yushin "Thunder" Okami (185) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
l85 lbs.: Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera (185) vs. Rob "The Rosedale Reaper" Kimmons (185)
205 lbs.: Ryan "Darth" Bader (205) vs. Eric "Red" Schafer (205.5)
205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury (205.5) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (204.5)
265 lbs.: Chase Gormley (262) vs. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve (243.5)
Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than the division limit in non-title fights.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, Oct. 24), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view from the Staples Center. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET with Spike TV telecast of select prelim bouts.
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 104 coverage you can handle.