The main scale for today’s UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins must have been slightly off from the one backstage because several of the fighters needed the towel in order to make weight. Factor in the handful of fighters that took an inordinately long time to get on the scale and today’s festivities seemed to go on forever.
Only one fighter needed extra time to officially make weight but within minutes after the last fighter walked off the stage John Cholish had got back on the scale and made weight. Cholish will be facing Gleison Tibau, who made weight the first time despite looking bigger than some of the middleweights on the card.
The main event between Vitor Belfort and the former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold got some fuel added to the fire during the fighters stare down. Rockhold didn’t like the way Belfort stuck his hand in his face during the pre-fight press conference when the two-faced off and made sure that didn’t happen again today. As Belfort began to put that hand up towards the face, Rockhold walked right past the hand and straight to the face of Belfort. Upset over that Belfort pushed Rockhold away and the two had to be separated. Their main event will be a five round non-title fight but after the altercation it seems unlikely the fight goes that long.
UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold takes place this Saturday from Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil and will be aired live on FX, FUEL TV and Facebook.
UFC on FX 8 Weigh-in Results:
MAIN CARD (FX)
Vitor Belfort (186 lbs.) vs. Luke Rockhold (186 lbs.)
Chris Camozzi (186 lbs.) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186 lbs.)
Rafael dos Anjos (156 lbs.) vs. Evan Dunham (156 lbs.)
Rafael Natal (186 lbs.) vs. Joao Zeferino (185 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV)
Hacran Dias (146 lbs.) vs. Nik Lentz (146 lbs.)
Mike Rio (156 lbs.) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154 lbs.)
John Cholish (156.2 lbs.)* vs. Gleison Tibau (156 lbs.)
- Cholish would make weight (156 lbs.) on his second attempt.
Michel Richard dos Prazeres (171 lbs.) vs. Paulo Thiago (170 lbs.)
Yuri Alcantara (136 lbs.) vs. Iliarde Santos (134 lbs.)
Roger Hollett (204 lbs.) vs. Fabio Maldonado (205 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Azamat Gashimov (126 lbs.) vs. John Lineker (126 lbs.)
Chris Cariaso (126 lbs.) vs. Jussier Formiga (126 lbs.)
Jeremy Larsen (155 lbs.) vs. Lucas Martins (153 lbs.)