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Intense staredown highlights UFC 133 weigh-ins

After a build that had UFC matchmaker Joe Silva burning the midnight oil to find replacements it appears UFC 133 will finally unfold as scheduled with only a day left for the injury bug to bite. Set for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the event is headlined by former light heavyweight champs Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans reliving their rivalry from 2007 in the main event with contendership implications on the line this time around. Also featured on the main card, polished strikers Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama will duke it out, while veteran grappler Mike Pyle attempts to stymie the meteoric rise of blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald.

All of the fighters set for action on Saturday night stepped on the scale today in hopes of making weight with all hitting their marks except preliminary competitor Ivan Menjivar who missed the bantamweight cut-off by two pounds.

Ortiz and Evans squared off after making weight but avoided any physical contact. However, it was clear “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was the fan-favorite as he came in to a smattering of cheers while Evans was booed heavily throughout.

Read below for a list of UFC 133 results. All figures have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:

Rafael Natal (185.5 lbs) vs. Paul Bradley (185.25 lbs)
Mike Thomas Brown (146 lbs) vs. Nam Phan (145 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (170.75 lbs) vs. Mike Pierce (171 lbs)
Ivan Menjivar (138 lbs)* vs. Nick Pace (135.8 lbs)
Chad Mendes (145.75 lbs) vs. Rani Yahya (145.25 lbs)
Alexander Gustafsson (204.5 lbs) vs. Matt Hamill (206 lbs)
Mike Pyle (170.75 lbs) vs. Rory MacDonald (170.5 lbs)
Jorge Rivera (184.5 lbs) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185.25 lbs)
Dennis Hallman (170.75 lbs) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5 lbs)
Vitor Belfort (185.5 lbs) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (184.5 lbs)
Rashad Evans (204.5 lbs) vs. Tito Ortiz (205.75 lbs)

* – Menjivar has elected to accept a fine for missing weight rather than drop the remaining pounds

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I bet this card turns out to be pretty decent. Tito vs Rashad has a lot of star power, Belfort vs Akiyama has some good fireworks, and some very interesting up and comers like Macdonald and Mendes.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This is the worst UFC card in history.
    A couple of good fighters involved but this card blows.
    The only fight Im slightly interested in is Pyle vs McDonald.
    Ortiz pulls an upset out of his ass and next thing you know he is fighting a boring (but talented) Evans in the main event. Woopieeee!
    Wont even try to find the fights on the net afterwards.

  • elkymbo says:

    You’re bang on the money logic. But I’ll be watching in the hope that these two tits double ko themselves and we can all laugh them out of the building. Belfort and akiyama should be the main event.

  • MCM says:

    No love from down under for 133, huh.
    Guess Dana’s not getting that elusive Aussie audience. :)

  • bigbadjohn says:

    This card is perfectly good, you guys are sour grapes about Rashad headlining because you’ve deemed him boring or whatever mass delusion is amongst fans about Sugar. Who gives a shit if Logic’s nor going to watch? That guy dislikes more about this sport than enjoys it. Tito and Rashad fought to a draw previously, the accomplished heel and older dog Tito is fresh off a win and Rashads coming in with a huge layoff and apparently reborn as s fighter since leaving Jackson’s. Anyways, lots of interesting storylines, and a mutual contempt, many variables. Belfort and Sexiyama could predictably be fireworks. Akiyama is 3 for 3 for FOTNs, Belfort hand cannons. Anytime Jorge Rivera is on the card its to Bang and the GSP prodigy, Rory! That kid chucked Nate around like a flyweight, I’m almost most interested in this clash.

  • elkymbo says:

    Rashad is boring he’s just an arsehole

  • elkymbo says:

    I meant isn’t boring


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