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UFC 130 gets greenlight as all fighters make weight

The UFC returns to their home-base of Las Vegas this weekend with an event featuring three former company, two Ultimate Fighter season winners, champs and a number of bouts involving current contenders. Headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on rising 205er Matt Hamill in hopes of solidifying a shot a Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title, UFC 130 has something for everyone as far as striking, wrestling, and BJJ goes including a bout between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson in addition to pairings like Brian Stann vs. Jorge Santiago, Rick Story vs. Thiago Alves, and Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson.

All twenty men set to scrap will stepped on the scale with all making weight meaning the event will go on as scheduled.

Jackson and Hamill shared a tense moment on the stage after weighing in during the staredown, even going forehead-to-forehead, but separated before things progressed any further. In stark contrast to their serious tone, Nelson donned pigtails tied with ribbons for his part in the weigh-in en route to coming a pound shy of the heavyweight limit.

Fans can catch all the live UFC 130 action tomorrow night through Facebook (7:00 PM EST), Spike TV (8:00 PM EST), and PPV (9:00 PM EST).

Read below for a rundown of weigh-in results as revealed thus far. All figures have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:

Renan Barao (135 lbs) vs. Cole Escovedo (135 lbs)
Chris Cariaso (135 lbs) vs. Michael McDonald (136 lbs)
Gleison Tibau (155 lbs) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155 lbs)
Kendall Grove (185 lbs) vs. Tim Boetsch (186 lbs)
Miguel Torres (135.5 lbs) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135.5 lbs)
Brian Stann (186 lbs) vs. Jorge Santiago (185 lbs)
Travis Browne (247 lbs) vs. Stefan Struve (255 lbs)
Rick Story (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (170 lbs)
Frank Mir (260 lbs) vs. Roy Nelson (264 lbs)
Quinton Jackson ( lbs) vs. Matt Hamill (205 lbs)


  • mu_shin says:

    Just saw some weigh-in photos, and Frank Mir looks absolutely huge. Also just read he came off a vegan/vegetarian diet, added meat. and said he was up to almost 300 pounds. Weighs in today at 260, with visible abs and a tight waist, while Big Country Nelson looks as unimposing as ever, but in Roy’s case, looks have always been deceiving.

    Quinton Jackson also looked like he’s in great shape. Even looks trimmer in the face. Matt Hammil always comes in good condition, so it’s all over between these two but the slamming…

    Thiago Alves, who has not garnered a lot of attention this time out, looks like an absolute beast at 170. Wishing him well.


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