All 20 fighters hit their marks for Saturday’s card
CHICAGO – All 20 fighters for Saturday’s UFC on Fox card hit their weight marks with no issues on Friday.
The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis took place at the historic Chicago Theatre on State Street. Saturday’s event takes place at the United Center, home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.
Main event light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Phil Davis each came in at 205 pounds for their five-round fight, which will air live on the Fox network. There were no major fireworks between the two, just a heated stare that had to be broken apart by UFC president Dana White – and then broken apart again when Davis looked as if he had something more to say.
Evans will advance to a light heavyweight title fight against champion Jon Jones with a victory, likely to take place in April at UFC 145 in Atlanta if he comes out unscathed with a victory.
“Phil Davis is going to be a good fight and I can’t wait to fight him,” Evans said. “We said a lot and we’re going to see what’s going on and see who can back up their words.”
“Rashad’s a good fighter and he always puts on great fights,” Davis said. “So I can’t wait to test my skills against another great fighter. This is something I’m going to build my career off of.”
The co-main event also has title implications. The winner of Chael Sonnen–Michael Bisping will get a crack at Anderson Silva‘s middleweight title, likely this summer at a soccer stadium in Brazil. Bisping was treated with boos from the Chicago crowd and responded with middle fingers for the second time in as many fights. Both fighters weighed in at 185 pounds.
And in the opening fight on the Fox telecast, middleweights Chris Weidman (185) and Demian Maia (186) each came in on weight. Weidman took the fight on only 10 days notice and said Wednesday he was 217 when he got the call.
The complete weigh-in results are below:
Main Card (Fox)
Rashad Evans (205) vs. Phil Davis (205)
Chael Sonnen (185) vs. Michael Bisping (185)
Demian Maia (186) vs. Chris Weidman (185)
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Evan Dunham (155) vs. Nik Lentz (155)
Mike Russow (251) vs. John-Olav Einemo (253)
Cub Swanson (145) vs. George Roop (145)
Charles Oliveira (144) vs. Eric Wisely (145)
Michael Johnson (156) vs. Shane Roller (156)
Joey Beltran (288) vs. Lavar Johnson (252)
Chris Camozzi (185) vs. Dustin Jacoby (185)