Although the UFC’s live stream video player failed once again, our friends at the FedEX Forum in Memphis tweeted us the weigh-in results. There were chants in the audience of “Fix the scales!” as most of the fighters seemed to be coming in at least 1⁄2-1lb. over weight on their first attempt.
As expected, the face-off between main event fighters B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez was intense. Penn, who is the UFC light heavyweight champion, will be looking to defend his title against what many consider his toughest lightweight opponent to date.
Sanchez, the challenger, was asked to say a few words after the two weighed in and stared each other in the eyes. Sanches simply stated, “Destiny baby! One word. Destiny!”
UFC 107 weigh-in results:
•B.J. Penn (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
•Frank Mir (264.5) vs. Cheick Kongo (239)
•Kenny Florian (156) vs. Clay Guida (156)
•Paul Buentello (255) vs. Stefan Struve (247)
•Jon Fitch (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
•Alan Belcher (195) vs. Wilson Gouveia (193)***
•Shane Nelson (156) vs. Matt Wiman (156)
•Johny Hendricks (171)^ vs. Ricardo Funch (171)^^
•Rousimar Palhares (186) vs. Lucio Linhares (185)
•Damarques Johnson (171)** vs. Edgar Garcia (173)*
•Kevin Burns (171) vs. T.J. Grant (171)
*Edgar Garcia came in at 173 lbs. on his first attempt and has been given additional time to lose 2 lbs.
**Damarques Johnson came in at 171.5 lbs. on his first attempt, but stripped down and made weight.
***The Belcher-Gouveia fight was moved to a catch-weight.
^Hendricks initially weighed in at 172 lbs., but stripped down and made weight on his third attempt.
^^Funch initially weighed 171.5 lbs., but stripped down and made weight on his second attempt.