Anthony Johnson weighs 204.2 pounds, UFC 142 co-main event is on

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kopower
1/14/12 10:07:11AM
RIO DE JANEIRO – Anthony Johnson made weight when it mattered most.

After he came in heavy and weighed 197 pounds for a 185-pound bout with Vitor Belfort at Friday's official UFC 142 fighter weigh-ins, Johnson was told he could weigh no more than 205 pounds after rehydrating.

After a UFC-mandated second weigh-in on event day, he today weighed 204.2 pounds.

Therefore, his fight with Belfort is good to go for tonight's pay-per-view event, which takes place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. However, Johnson (10-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) still must surrender 20 percent of his purse as a fine, which will be issued to Belfort (20-9 MMA, 9-4 UFC).

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emfleek
1/14/12 10:09:46AM
So will it be an official LHW bout or catchweight?
Lesnar1
1/14/12 10:52:50AM
Woooo! really was looking foward 2 this fight, glad it won't be cancelled, Vitor will teach Rumble a lesson in respect haha.
Kpro
1/14/12 11:11:14AM

Posted by emfleek

So will it be an official LHW bout or catchweight?



Officially it's LHW, technically it's also catchweight.

Catchweight is kind of a novelty term thrown around from the days of pre-TV boxing really and was transformed, in MMA, into the term given when a fighter doesn't make weight but the AC still thinks the fight is safe, competitive, and fair enough to go on per the unified rules. Or a fight at an agreed upon weight under the maximum but still within the division. So since the AC is allowing the fight to go on with the weight discrepancy it can be "called" a catchweight fight but every fight is officially in the weight division of the heaviest fighter so it is most definitely a LHW bout, just as fighters meeting at 195 are fighting in a Light Heavyweight fight regardless if a promotion bills it as a "catchweight". How the Brazilian AC will officially list it? Your guess is as good as mine
Twenty20Dollars
1/14/12 11:47:27AM
All I know is, Johnson better not wrestle his way to a decision or it won't be a good ending for him.

So he better get the KO or Vitor better get the KO.

Or the guy on the right will be coming after you.
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prozacnation1978
1/14/12 12:22:56PM
Thank god the fight is still on
KungFuMaster
1/14/12 12:47:02PM
So with even more hours until the fight, we can expect Johnson to be around 218 plus or minus 5.

I just hope his sickness was related to dehydration and nothing else.

Sorry Vitor, but I need this pick for my parlay.
FastKnockout
1/14/12 1:05:52PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

All I know is, Johnson better not wrestle his way to a decision or it won't be a good ending for him.

So he better get the KO or Vitor better get the KO.

Or the guy on the right will be coming after you.



Looks like a damn super hero! haha
airkerma
1/14/12 1:24:28PM
Pretty sure that's just a spray painted ice cube tray on his abdomen. Nobody should have abs that actually protrude from their body
prophecy033
1/14/12 2:18:11PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

All I know is, Johnson better not wrestle his way to a decision or it won't be a good ending for him.

So he better get the KO or Vitor better get the KO.

Or the guy on the right will be coming after you.

Fertitta looks pissed
Manak
1/14/12 3:35:31PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

All I know is, Johnson better not wrestle his way to a decision or it won't be a good ending for him.

So he better get the KO or Vitor better get the KO.

Or the guy on the right will be coming after you.

Fertitta looks pissed



i was just about to say that. fertitta looks like he is bout to go super sayain n whoop his ass
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