The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (FX, 9 p.m. ET)
-Urijah Faber (136) vs. Scott Jorgensen (135.5)
-Kelvin Gastelum (186) vs. Uriah Hall (185) - "TUF 17" tournament final
-Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Cat Zingano (136)
-Travis Browne (239) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (261)
-Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Gilbert Smith (185)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV, 7 p.m. ET)
-Kevin Casey (185) vs. Josh Samman (184.5)
-Luke Barnatt (185) vs. Collin Hart (184.5)
-Dylan Andrews (186) vs. Jimmy Quinlan (185)
-Clint Hester (185) vs. Bristol Marunde (185.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5:30 p.m. ET)
-Cole Miller (146) vs. Bart Palaszewski (145)
-Maximo Blanco (146)* vs. Sam Sicilia (146)
-Justin Lawrence (145) vs. Daniel Pineda (145)
* Blanco was 147 on his first attempt. He was given one hour to cut to the featherweight max and made weight on his second attempt.
GSP: I believe I weighed-in at 170.4 lbs
UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre told the French language Canadian newspaper La Presse that he believes he weighed in at 170.4 pounds before his UFC 158 title fight with Nick Diaz. Normally the limit is 170 pounds even.
Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell targeted for UFC 162
A welterweight bout between Mike Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and David Mitchell (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest fight targeted for July's UFC 162 event.
Sources close to the event confirmed the planned matchup with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Satoshi Ishii vs. Pedro Rizzo in the Works
Satoshi Ishii was supposed to be the heavyweight star of Japanese MMA. At least that's what Japanese promoters were hoping when they threw him in with Fedor Emelianenko in only his seventh pro fight. Instead he got clocked and quickly; by a faded, but not entirely diminished, version of the greatest heavyweight of our era.
And maybe, on this rare occasion, it was for the best. Since then, Ishii's matchmaking has been much more indicative of his level since then. With a slow and steady progression of name fighters who are well past their prime, but hold just enough relevance to give him a stable resume on his way to the big leagues. After losing to Fedor, Ishii has gone 3-0 with victories over Tim Sylvia, Sean McCorkle, and Kerry Schall, his most recent two coming via first round submission.
Now a new opponent has been announced, and much like the last three it promises a lot of name value and very little danger. Tatame reports that Pedro Rizzo has told World Fight Radio that he will be fighting Ishii this May at an event in Japan yet to be named. Ishii's last three fights have all come under the IGF banner, and this one likely will too.