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Friday, Feb 01, 2013

UFC 156 Weigh-In Results: Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar Set For “Super Fight”

Aldo and Edgar (right) square off (photo via UFC / ZUFFA)

By FCF Staff

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar both made weight this afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada, clearing the way for their tilt tomorrow night, which is being billed as a “superfight”.

UFC 156 will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center and the main card will be available for viewing via pay-per-view.

At the beginning of today’s weigh-ins, three consecutive fighters in Francisco Rivera, Edwin Figueroa and Dustin Kimura failed to make, which appeared to prompt concerns that there may be an issue with a scale. All of the following fighters scheduled to compete, however, proceeded to make weight.

Here are today’s weigh-in results.

Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Frankie Edgar (144)

Main Card
Rashad Evans (206) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206)
Alistair Overeem (264) vs. Antonio Silva (262)
Jon Fitch (171) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Joseph Benavidez (126) vs. Ian McCall (125)

Preliminary Card (FX, Sportsnet, 8 p.m. ET)
Evan Dunham (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Jay Hieron (168) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
Bobby Green (155) vs. Jacob Volkmann (156)
Yves Edwards (155) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156)

Preliminary Card (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)
Chico Camus (134) vs. Dustin Kimura (139.5)
Edwin Figueroa (137.5*) vs. Francisco Rivera (137*)

*–overweight, will have second opportunity to make weight

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:35 pm
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