The official weigh-in event for UFC 111: "St. Pierre vs. Hardy" today (March 26) took place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy, as well as Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, participants in the two title fights that will headline the card, all hit their respective marks. Mir and Carwin actually maxed out the scales, coming in lean and huge at 265 pounds apiece.
Rory Markham, however, was not so fortunate. In fact, he may have broken the scale after he came in six pounds over the limit for his welterweight contest against Nate Diaz.
It apparently didn't sit well with Diaz, who immediately got in Markham's face and started jawing. Or, that could just be Nate Diaz. Regardless, Markham was unable to shed the extra baggage and will be penalized financially for the mishap.
Complete "St. Pierre vs. Hardy" weigh in results and replay after the jump:
Main event:170 lbs.: Nate Diaz (171) vs. Rory Markham (177)**
170 lbs.: Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. Dan Hardy (170)
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Frank Mir (265) vs. Shane Carwin (265)
170 lbs.: Ben Saunders (169) vs. Jon Fitch (171)
155 lbs.: Fabricio Camoes (155) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (155)
155 lbs.: Jim Miller (155) vs. Mark Bocek (154)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Matt Brown (170)
205 lbs.: Jared Hamman (205) vs. Rodney Wallace (206)
185 lbs.: Tomasz Drwal (185) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186)
170 lbs.: Matthew Riddle (170) vs. Greg Soto (170)
*Note: Fighters are allowed to weigh one pound more than their respective division limits in non title fights.
**Markham was unable to shed the additional six pounds and will be forced to turn over $1,000 of his purse to Diaz for missing weight.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, March 27), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view from Newark. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8 p.m. ET with the preliminary 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 111 coverage you can handle.
Live stream and replay courtesy of UFC.com.