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cholitzu
29-12-2007, 03:54
Fireworks at UFC weigh-ins

By Dave Meltzer
Friday, Dec 28, 2007 9:00 pm EST

There was quite a contrast between the weigh-ins for the two main events of Saturday night's UFC 79 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS -- There was a tease of impending fireworks right after Chuck Liddell got off the scale on Friday afternoon, as opponent Wanderlei Silva, after his trademark intense stare down, made a gesture like he was teasing spitting.

Liddell responded by flipping Silva off, and Silva made a motion forward. It was broken up in seconds with both mouthing words at each other while their seconds pulled them apart. UFC president Dana White and other officials jumped in between them.

On the other hand, opponents Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre couldn't have been more cordial if one was inviting the other in for a family Christmas dinner, the likes of which both likely had to avoid to make the 170-pound weight class.

As they posed in a fighting stance, Hughes extended his hand and both hugged.

"I had a bad Christmas," said St. Pierre, likely in reference to having to train and diet through the holidays. "But I'm going to have a great New Year's."

Both fighters, competing for the interim welterweight title, weighed in on target at 170 pounds and looked to be in their best shape.

A crowd of about 3,500 fans, the second largest ever for a Las Vegas UFC weigh-in (behind only last year's record setting Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz match), was vociferous in particular for St. Pierre and even more, Liddell.

If there was a thought that two straight losses have somehow lessened Liddell's star power, it was lost on the audience which gave him a standing ovation and the loudest reception on the show.

Liddell weighed in at 204 pounds, one less than the shorter Silva. Liddell looked a little bloated at that weight, although he usually looks similar. Silva weighed in wearing a tank top, which he only took off prior to the stare down. He looked in the same condition that he was during his run of six years as Pride's champion in the 205-pound weight class.

From the reaction, it appeared this was a two-match show. While Liddell was more popular than Silva, the crowd did appear to have respect for the legend in Japan, who hasn't fought in the UFC since 2000.

Hughes, on the other hand, was the only main eventer booed, not surprising with numerous fans coming in from Montreal for the five-round fight.

In the other major match, unbeaten Lyoto Machida came in at 204 pounds, to 205 pounds to opponent Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Machida, of Brazilian and Japanese ancestry, was noticeably taller than the native of Cameroon, who is coming off consecutive quick knockouts over Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Due to last-minute visa issues, Machida didn't arrive until Thursday night at midnight.

The lineup for Saturday, in order:

Non-televised matches:

Doug Evans (154) vs. Mark Bocek (155)
Roan Carneiro (170) vs. Tony DeSouza (170)
Dean Lister (186) vs. Jordan Radev (185)
Manny Gamburyan (155) vs. Nate Mohr (155)
James Irvin (205) vs. Luiz Cane (205)

Matches airing live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. Eastern:

Rich Clementi (155) vs. Melvin Guillard (156)
Lyoto Machida (204) vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (205)
Eddie Sanchez (239) vs. Soa Palelei (262)
Wanderlei Silva (205) vs. Chuck Liddell (204)
Matt Hughes (170) vs. Georges St. Pierre (170) for the interim welterweight title

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Deze partijen krijgen we dus niet live te zien helaas...
Doug Evans (154) vs. Mark Bocek (155)
Roan Carneiro (170) vs. Tony DeSouza (170)
Dean Lister (186) vs. Jordan Radev (185)
Manny Gamburyan (155) vs. Nate Mohr (155)
James Irvin (205) vs. Luiz Cane (205)

cholitzu
29-12-2007, 04:26
Download of open met onderstaande link de weigh in´s (wmv file 24 mb)



http://www.zona-mma.com/moviesetc/UFC79%20NemesisWeigh-In's.wmv (http://www.zona-mma.com/moviesetc/UFC79%20NemesisWeigh-In's.wmv)

Jeru
29-12-2007, 10:20
Thanks Cholitzu!

Jeru
29-12-2007, 10:25
Vanaf 3.46 de weigh-in met Jordan en Bertje op de achtergrond! Lachen :D
Goeie grap van Joe Rogan over het ondergoed van Lister haha

Eelco
29-12-2007, 10:36
cool! bedankt!

Evilman
29-12-2007, 10:57
Lol.. boe geroep toen chuck opkwam.
Silva is nu al populairder :D

Jeru
29-12-2007, 11:01
Nog een interviewtje met Jordan en Lister (even de reclame afwachten)
http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=VideoPlayer.home&gid=9328

tom l
29-12-2007, 14:51
Man, ik wordt zo zenuwachtig van het boegeroep van die Amerikanen...Geef mij toch maar Japanse fans.

123trisweat
29-12-2007, 16:25
GSP ziet er "skinny" uit en de M-vinger voor the Axe lekker hoor:D

blazin.arr0w::::
29-12-2007, 18:55
Vanaf 3.46 de weigh-in met Jordan en Bertje op de achtergrond! Lachen :D
Goeie grap van Joe Rogan over het ondergoed van Lister haha

Bert wordt nog een Hollywood ster! Goed gedaan :)

Edit: En thanx Cholitzu en Jeru voor de filmpjes

blazin.arr0w::::
29-12-2007, 19:02
Nog een interviewtje met Jordan en Lister (even de reclame afwachten)
http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=VideoPlayer.home&gid=9328

min reps voor de UFC. Kops een beetje met een C spellen. Dat ken niet h? :twak:

michaell
29-12-2007, 19:23
Ik heb enkele print-screens gemaakt:
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/723/79weighinsmi8.jpg

danielsan
29-12-2007, 19:32
Cool,bedankt....

wrestler_nl
29-12-2007, 19:41
Download of open met onderstaande link de weigh ins (wmv file 24 mb)



http://www.zona-mma.com/moviesetc/UFC79%20NemesisWeigh-In's.wmv


Thankz voor het filmpje