The ProMMAnow.com staff has assembled for you our most informed prognostications, our most educated predictions and best guesses at who we think will win at UFC 161. Can Rashad Evans really make a another run at the title or will Dan Henderson convince him it’s time to hang it up? Will Roy Nelson finish his UFC contract on a win? Will Ryan Jimmo get to do his robot dance? Will Pat Barry get to keep his job? All these questions and more could be answered at UFC 161 on Saturday and here’s how we see it all going down.
“XFC 24: Collision Course” takes place this evening at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. In the main event Scott “Hotsauce” Holtzman faces John Mahlow for the XFC lightweight title. Mahlow was the XFC’s very first 155 pound champion several years ago and hopes to reclaim his former glory this evening, but standing in his way is Knoxville, Tennessee’s Holtzman who remains undefeated in his pro MMA career and is 4-0 in the XFC cage.
UFC fans can watch a live stream of today’s UFC 161 fighter weigh-ins on ProMMAnow.com starting at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT (4 p.m. CT local time).
The UFC 161 weigh-ins are being held at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canaday, the same location hosting Saturday’s Pay-Per-View fight card headlined with a light heavyweight match-up between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans.
With one simple Tweet UFC President Dana White just crapped all over our Friday. The No. 2 ranked lightweight in the world, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2) was all set to make his featherweight debut in an immediate title shot against UFC 145-pound reigning champion Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Brazil. However, a torn meniscus has foiled Pettis’ UFC featherweight title dreams, at least for now.