Perhaps the biggest Fight Night in UFC history has arrived with this weekend’s “UFN 24: Nogueira vs. Davis” based on the card’s overwhelming amount of talent including more than two hours of preliminary action on Facebook, an attempt by Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung to capture the magic of their original encounter, Ultimate Fighter Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah taking on TUF 9 finalist DaMarques Johnson, and of course co-headlining tilts between hard-hitting welterweights Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson as well as undefeated Phil Davis and PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
The twenty-four fighters competing Saturday night weighed in earlier today in Seattle, Washington with all hitting their marks meaning the event will go on as originally scheduled.
Fans can catch five preliminary pairings, maybe more time permitting, on the UFC’s Facebook page at 6:30 PM EST tomorrow with live action firing up on Spike TV at 10:00 PM EST (10:00 PM PST tape-delayed on the West Coast).
Here is a complete rundown of Fight Night 24 weights as revealed thus far. All weights have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:
Nik Lentz (155 lbs) vs. Waylon Lowe (156 lbs)
Aaron Simpson (185 lbs) vs. Mario Miranda (185 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger (170 lbs)
Sean McCorkle (266 lbs) vs. Christian Morecraft (265 lbs)
Michael McDonald (135 lbs) vs. Edwin Figueroa (136 lbs)
John Hathaway (171 lbs) vs. Kris McCray (170 lbs)
Alex Caceres (146 lbs) vs. Mackens Semerzier ( lbs)
Mike Russow (256 lbs) vs. Jon Madsen (261 lbs)
Leonard Garcia (145 lbs) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146 lbs)
Amir Sadollah (170 lbs) vs. DaMarques Johnson (171 lbs)
Dan Hardy (171 lbs) vs. Anthony Johnson (171 lbs)
Phil Davis (206 lbs) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206 lbs)