UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva (184.5) refused to look at contender Chael Sonnen (185) during the standard post-weight staredown, opting to instead turn his attention towards the crowd in a move mimicking Sonnen’s behavior at a press conference earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Thiago Alves was forced to fully disrobe in hopes of dropping a half-pound to make the welterweight limit but was unable to do so and registered at 171.5 on the scale. As a result of coming in heavy, the hard-hitting Brazilian’s paycheck will in turn be much lighter than normal due to the 20% fine he’ll be paying out to opponent Jon Fitch for the lack of professionalism. It is the second time Alves has missed weight in the UFC.
A full list of weigh-in results from “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” can be found below:
Ben Saunders (171) vs. Dennis Hallman (171)
Stefan Struve (247) vs. Christian Morecraft (263)
Tim Boetsch (206) vs. Todd Brown (206)
Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Charlie Brenneman (171)
Phil Davis (205.5) vs. Rodney Wallace (206)
Dustin Hazelett (169.5) vs. Rick Story (169.5)
Clay Guida (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (156)
Junior dos Santos (240) vs. Roy Nelson (263)
Matt Hughes (170.5) vs. Ricardo Almeida (170.5)
Jon Fitch (170.5) vs. Thiago Alves (171.5)
Anderson Silva (184.5) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)