UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Weigh-in Results

| April 26, 2013 | 3:05 pm | Reply

Jon Jones UFC 159A handful of fighters needed the towel to make-weight and only welterweight Nick Catone missed weight for tomorrow’s UFC 159. Catone did not attempt to drop the extra weight so he will be fined 20% of his purse but will still face James Head on the preliminary portion of the card.

The highlight of the weigh-ins had to be the face-off between co-main event middleweight’s Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping. Inches apart from each other, the two exchanges words and Belcher pushed Bisping with his left hand. Clearly these two cannot wait to get their hands on each other.

Obviously promoting his deal with NIKE, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones entered the weigh-ins by tossing his new NIKE shoes into the New Jersey crowd. The champ had little to say after he and the challenger Chael Sonnen made weight ahead of their main event bout. That was ok though because Sonnen has been shouldering the majority of the UFC 159 hype anyway.

UFC 159 will take place tomorrow from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


205 lbs. Title Fight: Jon Jones (205 lbs.) vs. Chael Sonnen (205 lbs.)

185 lbs.: Alan Belcher (185 lbs.) vs. Michael Bisping (186 lbs.)

265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo (237 lbs.) vs. Roy Nelson (258 lbs.)

205 lbs.: Phil Davis (205 lbs.) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (205.5 lbs.)

155 lbs.: Pat Healy (155.5 lbs.) vs. Jim Miller (155 lbs.)


155 lbs.: Rustam Khabilov (156 lbs.) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5 lbs.)

205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux (206 lbs.) vs. Gian Villante (206 lbs.)

135 lbs.: Sheila Gaff (133 lbs.) vs. Sara McMann (134 lbs.)

135 lbs.: Johnny Bedford (136 lbs.) vs. Bryan Caraway (136 lbs.)

145 lbs.: Leonard Garcia (145 lbs.) vs. Cody McKenzie (145 lbs.)

170 lbs.: Nick Catone (173 lbs.*) vs. James Head (170.25 lbs.)

145 lbs.: Kurt Holobaugh (145 lbs.) vs. Steven Siler (145.25 lbs.)

* Nick Catone missed weight and did not make a second attempt, he will be fined 20% of his UFC 159 purse.

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