The UFC 127 weigh-ins took place this evening at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.
All fighters made weight with the exception of Dennis Siver who came in right below 157lb. He’ll presumably be given an hour to shed the extra pound. As expected, Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera delivered with an intense staredown. Bisping of course was the instigator. After stepping off the scale, he took a long swig from his water bottle and jumped right in Rivera’s face, pointing his finger and mouthing off. Rivera followed along and Dana immediately jumped to separate them. BJ Penn once again looked pretty lean for welterweight, or at least not as doughy as he has in the past. He also came in a little light at 167.5 lbs.
Sorry guys, Dana’s video blog was the closest thing I could find to a weigh-ins highlight video tonight.
The weigh-in results:
- BJ Penn (76kg/167.5lbs) vs. Jon Fitch (77.2kg/170.2lbs)
- Michael Bisping (84.2kg/185.6kg) vs. Jorge Rivera (84kg/185lbs)
- Dennis Siver (71.2kg/157lbs) vs. George Sotiropoulos (70.8kg/156lbs)
- Chris Lytle (77.2kg/170.2lbs) vs. Brian Ebersole (77.2kg/170.2lbs)
- Chris Camozzi (84.2kg/185.6lbs) vs. Kyle Noke (83.6kg/184.3lbs)
- Spencer Fisher (70.2kg/154.75lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (70.6kg/155.6lbs)
- Alexander Gustafsson (93.2kg/205.5lbs) vs. James Te Huna (93kg/205lbs)
- Riki Fukuda (84kg/185lbs) vs. Nick Ring (84kg/185lbs)
- Jason Reinhardt (66kg/145.5lbs) vs. Tiequan Zhang (66.2kg/146lbs)
- Tom Blackledge (93.2kg/205.5lbs) vs. Anthony Perosh (93kg/205lbs)
- Mark Hunt (119.2/263lbs) vs. Chris Tuchscherer (118.6kg/261.5lbs)
- Maciej Jewtuszko (70.2kg/154.75) vs. Curt Warburton (70.8kg/155.6lbs)
Fighters in non-title fights are allowed to weigh in one pound over the weight class limit.
UFC 127 “Penn vs. Fitch” will take place tomorrow, Feb. 26, at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia and will air live on pay-per-view at 10PM ET/7PM PT. The first batch of prelims will air on Facebook at 8PM ET/5PM PT followed by the second batch on ION at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Check out the official BJ Penn UFC 127 cornerman shirt at FightStyle.net.
More UFC 127 weigh-in pics at CombatLifestyle.com.