The official weigh-in event for UFC 117: "Silva vs. Sonnen" went down earlier today (Aug. 6) from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Note to Thiago Alves: Just because you press a red button from Staples doesn't automatically make something "easy." Straight from the files of "Open mouth and insert foot," the Brazilian welterweight went on record this afternoon to call the UFC 117 weight cut "the easiest" of his career.
Then he failed to get below 171.5 pounds.
"Pitbull" was fined 20-percent of his purse (which goes directly to opponent Jon Fitch), and aside from his issues atop the scale, all other fighters booked for tomorrow night's festivities, including main event participants Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, made weight without incident.
Complete UFC 117 weigh in results after the jump:
185 lbs.: Anderson Silva (184.5) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
Main card (Televised):
170 lbs.: Ricardo Almeida (170.5) vs. Matt Hughes (170.5)
265 lbs.: Junior Dos Santos (240) vs. Roy Nelson (263)
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (171.5)* vs. Jon Fitch (170.5)
155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Clay Guida (156)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
205 lbs.: Tim Boetsch (206) vs. Todd Brown (206)
170 lbs.: Dennis Hallman (171) vs. Ben Saunders (171)
170 lbs.: Dustin Hazelett (169.5) vs. Rick Story (169.5)
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Charlie Brenneman (171)
265 lbs.: Christian Morecraft (263) vs. Stefan Struve (247)
205 lbs.: Rodney Wallace (206) vs. Phil Davis (205.5)
*Fined 20-percent of his purse for failure to make weight.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 117 beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 7. 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 UFC 117 coverage you can handle.
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