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MMA Analysis: Weight Not a Problem for UFC on FOX Fighters

All fighters made weight at yesterday’s weigh-ins before today’s historic UFC on FOX network television debut. In front of what looked like a packed house all 20 fighters stepped onto the scale, many looking pissed off from cutting weight.

Nothing over the top or spectacular occurred at the weigh-ins with the exception of Joe Rogan getting a fight mixed up.

Paul Bradley and Mike Pierce went nose to nose during their stare down while Dustin Poirier looked pissed off standing on the scale. One of the best post weigh-in fighters in Damarques Johnson and he and Clay Harvison put together another classic pose.

In what Joe Rogan proclaim was for a title shot against Frankie Edgar, Ben Henderson and Clay Guida both made weight but Henderson needed the towel to make the 156 lbs. and Guida nearly fell over trying to remove his knee-high socks.

Preliminary card (Facebook and

205 lbs.: Matt Lucas (203 lbs.) vs. Aaron Rosa (204 lbs.)

170 lbs.: Paul Bradley (171 lbs.) vs. Mike Pierce (171 lbs.)

135 lbs.: Cole Escovedo (134 lbs.) vs. Alex Caceres (136 lbs.)

145 lbs.: Robert Peralta (145 lbs.) vs. Mackens Semerzier (146 lbs.)

135 lbs.: Norifumi Yamamoto (135 lbs.) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (135 lbs.)

170 lbs.: Clay Harvison (169 lbs.) vs. DaMarques Johnson (171 lbs.)

145 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas (145 lbs.) vs. Cub Swanson (145 lbs.)

145 lbs.: Pablo Garza (145 lbs.) vs. Dustin Poirier (146 lbs.)

155 lbs.: Ben Henderson (156 lbs.) vs. Clay Guida (156 lbs.)

Main event

265 lbs.: Junior dos Santos (239 lbs.) vs. Cain Velasquez (249 lbs.)

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