UFC 153: All fighters weigh-in for tomorrow’s pay-per-view

October 12, 2012


UFC 153: All fighters weigh-in for tomorrow’s pay-per-view

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Pay-Per-View tomorrow when the world’s greatest martial artist – long-reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson “The Spider” Silva – steps up to light heavyweight to face Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar. The three-round special attraction is the main event of the six-fight UFC 153 event.

This afternoon in Rio, the fighters hit the scales for the official weigh-in.

Official weights were:

UFC 153 Pay-Per-View (7pm/10pm PT/ET)

Light heavyweight: Anderson Silva (202 pounds) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205 pounds)

Heavyweight: Minotauro Nogueira (243 pounds) vs Dave Herman (244 pounds)

Light heavyweight: Glover Teixeira (204 pounds) vs Fabio Maldonado (203 pounds)

Welterweight: Jon Fitch (170 pounds) vs. Erick Silva (169 pounds)

Light heavyweight: Phil Davis (206 pounds) vs. Wagner Prado (204 pounds)

Welterweight: Demian Maia (170 pounds) vs. Rick Story (170 pounds)

FX Prelims (live on FX in USA, 5pm/8pm PT/ET)

Welterweight: Rony “Jason” (145 pounds) vs. Sam Sicilia (146 pounds)

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau (155 pounds) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154 pounds)

Featherweight: Diego Brandao (144 pounds) vs. Joey Gambino (146 pounds)

Welterweight: Sergio Moraes (169 pounds) vs Renee Forte (169 pound)

Facebook Fights (4pm/7pm PT/ET)

Middleweight: Luiz Cane (184 pounds) vs Chris Camozzi (185 pounds)

Lightweight Cristiano Marcello (155 pounds) vs Reza Madadi (155 pounds)

Flash quotes:

Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion, fights at light heavyweight tomorrow: “I owe this fight to all my fans and I can’t wait to fight.”

Stephan Bonnar, UFC light heavyweight: “I always fight my ass off and tomorrow is going to be no different. I’m a gritty son of a bitch and I won’t give up.”

Minotauro Nogueira, UFC heavyweight: “Herman said he wants to retire me. Thank you, but that’s going to happen for a while.”

Dave Herman, UFC heavyweight: “I’m looking to submit him and retire him. BJJ is a joke.”

Glover Teixeira, UFC light heavyweight: “Nothing personal, but I waited too long and worked too hard to get to the UFC for anyone to stop me now.”

Fábio Maldonado, UFC light heavyweight: “I respect Glover as an athlete but I am going to go after him. I really am. ”



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