UFC 166 Weigh-In Results: Velasquez and dos Santos set for Rubber Match
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the official weigh-ins this afternoon in Houston, Texas, in advance of the promotion’s latest event Saturday, which will feature the third fight between heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
Velasquez came in at 241 pounds for the five round fight, while the former champ dos Santos weighed in at 240. The two fought for the first time in November, 2011, and dos Santos stopped Velasquez in the opening round. Last December, however, Velasquez reclaimed the title by scoring a one sided, unanimous decision win.
In the co-main-event, Daniel Cormier will battle heavyweight Roy Nelson, and both men came in looking leaner than usual. Cormier, who is expected to move to light-heavyweight in the coming months, weighed 224 and Nelson tipped the scales at 249.
Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 166. The only fighter who did not make weight on their initial attempt was featherweight Andre Fili, who weighed 148.5.
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Cain Velasquez (241) vs. Junior dos Santos (240)
Daniel Cormier (224) vs. Roy Nelson (249)
Gilbert Melendez (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
Gabriel Gonzaga (257) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
John Dodson (125) vs. Darrell Montague (126)
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, Sportsnet 8 p.m. ET)
Tim Boetsch (186) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186)
Hector Lombard (169) vs. Nate Marquardt (171)
Jessica Eye (135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (135)
K.J. Noons (156) vs. George Sotiropoulos (155)
Preliminary Card (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
Adlan Amagov (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (170.5)
Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Mike Rio (156)
Andre Fili (148.5) vs. Jeremy Larsen (145.5)
Kyogi Horiguchi (135) vs. Dustin Pague (135)