The official weigh-in event for WEC 53: "Henderson vs. Pettis" went down today (Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010) from the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
All fighters that tipped the scale did exactly what they were contracted to do -- made weight for their respective fights.
In fact, lightweight mega-heel Jamie Varner looking visibly nervous before successfully hitting the mark for his contest against Shane Roller may have been the only item of note coming out of the night's festivities.
WEC 53: "Henderson vs. Pettis," the promotion's final event before merging with the UFC, will feature lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his 155-pound strap against division number one contender Anthony Pettis.
Also putting his gold up for grabs will be 135-pound kingpin Dominick Cruz, as he tries to quell the uprising of streaking bantamweight Scott Jorgensen.
WEC 53 weigh in results and live stream after the jump:
155 lbs.: Benson Henderson (155) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5)
Main card (Televised):
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz (134.5) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135)
155 lbs.: Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Chris Horodecki (155)
155 lbs.: Bart Palaszewski (156) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar (135) vs. Brad Picket (135)
155 lbs.: Jamie Varner (156) vs. Shane Roller (155)
135 lbs.: Ken Stone (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (136)
155 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara (154.5) vs. Ricardo Lamas (156)
155 lbs.: Danny Downes (154.5) vs. Tiequan Zhang (155.5)
155 lbs.: Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Will Kerr (155)
135 lbs.: Renan Barao (136) vs. Chris Cariaso (136)
Live stream and replay courtesy of UFC.com.
For those fortunate enough to be in "The Grand Canyon State" for the promotion's highly-anticipated card at the Jobing.com Arena, remember that the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 4 p.m. MT for the general public.
In addition, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber joins former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit for a special Q&A session immediately following the weigh-in event.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of WEC 53 beginning with the Versus telecast at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 16. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier on fight night.
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 WEC 53 coverage you can handle.