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The festivities took place at United Center in Chicago. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event.
The complete UFC on FOX 16 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Champ T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Renan Barao (135) – for bantamweight title
Jessica Eye (136) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Paul Felder (155.5)
Takanori Gomi (155.5) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
Tom Lawlor (203) vs. Gian Villante (205)
Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155)
Kenny Robertson (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5)
Bryan Caraway (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET)
Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. James Krause (155.5)
Andrew Holbrook (155.5) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156)
Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135)
Zak Cummings (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (170.5)
There is some dispute over whether UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could beat the greatest boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather Jr. How about FMJ vs. undefeated UFC male bantamweight Aljamain Sterling?
On a recent periscope session, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman related how Mayweather did not want to find out, when the boxer tried to pick up Sterling's girl.
“Palhares is a guy I don’t really care for; He’s a dirty guy who likes hurting people then he plays the nice guy after he breaks their legs,” said Shields to Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie on today’s WSoF 22 media call. “He’s a bad person so it makes me want to go out there and punch him. … I might not care for Palhares, but he is extremely good at leg locks.”
UFC bantamweight and team Blackhouse member Pedro Munhoz beat Jerrold Sanders in 39 seconds at UFC Fight Night 53 on October 4 in Halifax, NS. Although it was never announced, Munhoz was told he failed a post-fight test for elevated levels of testosterone; the win was changed to a No Contest.
It's only been a couple of days since cut man Jacob "Stitch" Duran was let go by the UFC after 14 years with the company. Even given the nature of being let go, he said he's definitely open to coming back, and he is talking more about how lucky he's been overall than talking like he got a raw deal.
Veteran Tom Lawlor will return to action Saturday night, when he meets Gian Villante in a UFC on FOX 16 light heavyweight bout at United Center.
But one thing will be missing when Lawlor competes for the first time in three years: His trademark character role-play for weigh-ins and walkouts.
UFC Fight Night 73 has gotten a bit of a shake-up thanks to a pair of injuries.
The news was announced by the UFC earlier tonight.
Ian McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) was set to face Dustin Ortiz (14-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a flyweight bout. However, McCall has been forced out of the bout. Stepping in will be Willie Gates (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
The UFC Fight Night 73 lineup now features:
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira
Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera
Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson
Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes
Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson
Willie Gates vs. Dustin Ortiz
Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson
Oluwale Bumgbose vs. Uriah Hall
Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera
It’s no secret that Wanderlei Silva is not fond of the UFC or its management. The former PRIDE and UFC star has been lashing out at UFC officials since running out of a gym to avoid a Nevada State Athletic Commission drug test ahead of his scheduled bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175.
UFC President Dana White made up for lost time on twitter this past Wednesday night, as he took part in several spirited exchanges with fans on twitter.
It has been months since fans and pundits have seen UFC President Dana White release his frustrations in the form of spirited twitter tirades with some of the promotion's fans. White's combative approach to social media is infamous and he relived that on Wednesday evening when he targeted several fans that spoke out against the firing of beloved cutman Jacob ‘Stitch' Duran.
Jeremy Botter ?@jeremybotter 5 hours ago Peccole Ranch, Las Vegas
One last bit of breaking news before bed: Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley vs. Johny Hendricks are happening.
1:03 am - 23 Jul 2015 · Details
A welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit is being targeted to headline a December 5 UFC pay-per-view event in Calgary.
Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with Bleacher Report.
Our sources also indicated that a top contender's bout between former champion Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley is being planned for the same event in case of a Lawler or Condit injury.