Tonight is the time for Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler to go head to head, to battle it out to see who will become the next person to face Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight Title.
Last night or early hours this morning here in the UK it was the all important weigh-ins, but Matt Brown found himself in somewhat of an unusual situation!
UFConFOX12 is at San Jose in California, not only did Brown come in over the scales at 1.5lbs also Juliana Lima, who is a new addition to the new female Strawweight division came in over the scales 2 lbs [1.5lbs officially after two hours]. The California State Athletic Commission, for reasons unknown would not let Brown cut anymore weight [according to reports by www.mmajunkie.com].
No penalty was handed out to either fighter for the weigh-in ‘issue’ and therefore still remain eligible for the UFC’s post-fight bonus awards.
For me though it was Bobby Green that stole the weigh-in limelight, the ever professional was all respect for oponnent Josh Thomson [see photos] before switching it on for the close up ‘Face Off’ picture.
On the other hand, I could not make out Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but Dana White did have to step in a few times on a few other ‘Face Offs’ though!
On that note, here is the whole of the card and how all of the twenty-four athletes weighed in individually.
MAIN CARD BT SPORT UK
Matt Brown 172.5 lbs* vs. Robbie Lawler 171 lbs
Anthony Johnson 204.5 lbs vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 205.5 lbs
Clay Guida 145) lbs vs. Dennis Bermudez 146 lbs
Josh Thomson 155 lbs vs. Bobby Green 155.5 lbs
PRELIMS BT SPORT UK
Daron Cruickshank 155.5 lbs vs. Jorge Masvidal 155.5 lbs
Kyle Kingsbury 204.5 lbs vs. Patrick Cummins 206 lbs
Hernani Perpetuo 171 lbs vs. Tim Means 170.5 lbs
Mike De La Torre 146 lbs vs. Brian Ortega 145.5 lbs
FIGHT PASS PRELIMS ONLY
Akbarh Arreola 155.5 lbs vs. Tiago “Trator” dos Santos 155 lbs
Andreas Stahl 171 lbs vs. Gilbert Burns 170 lbs
Juliana Lima 116.5 lbs ** vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 115 lbs
Steven Siler 146 lbs vs. Noad Lahat 145 lbs
* Brown will not be fined for missing weight
** Lima was 117 pounds on her first attempt. Will not be fined for missing weight
Tonight Demetrious Johnson takes on Ali Bagautinov for the UFC flyweight championship in Vancouver, Canada at UFC 174.
Also on the card is Tyron Woodley who will face Canada’s own Rory MacDonald in a welterweight fight.
Before all the main action can take place, the all important weigh-ins took place last night, here are the results:
Demetrious Johnson 125 lbs vs Ali Bagautinov 124.5 lbs
Rory MacDonald 171 lbs vs Tyron Woodley 170.5 lbs
Ryan Bader 205 lbs vs Rafael Cavalcante 204.5 lbs
Andrei Arlovski 249.5 lbs vs Brendan Schaub 238 lbs
Ryan Jimmo 204.5 lbs vs Ovince St. Preux 205.5 lbs
Daniel Sarafian 171 lbs vs Kiichi Kunomoto 170 lbs
Elizabeth Phillips 135 lbs vs Valerie Letourneau 134.5 lbs
Yves Jabouin 136 lbs vs Mike Easton 135 lbs
Kajan Johnson 155 lbs vs Tae Hyun Bang 156 lbs
Fight Pass Prelims Only
Roland Delorme 135 lbs vs Michinori Tanaka 135 lbs
Jason Saggo 155.5 lbs vs Josh Shockley 155.5 lbs
The first instalment of the BAMMA ‘Fight Night 1’ Series takes place today [Saturday 7th June] at the O2 Guildhall in Southampton, as with any professional promotion, on Friday June 6th was the day for the ‘official weigh-in day’ and for a chance for all the competitiors to meet their opponents face-to-face.
The weigh-ins took place at Exile Gym in Souhampton, where all 16 competitors made weight.