PRO MMA (promma.info) was live on the scene Tuesday afternoon at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee for the UFC Q & A session as well as the UFC FIGHT NIGHT 18 weigh-ins.
Local fans spent an hour asking numerous questions to UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg and TUF 9 lightweight winner, Efrain Escudero at the Q & A. Following that, there was an hour break, then it was time for the weigh ins.
It first appeared all fighters would make weight easily as the process moved along smoothly. The first to miss weight was lightweight Jeremy Stephens as he stepped off the scale two pounds over the 156 pound weight limit for lightweight.
Stephens’ opponent, Gleison Tibau also missed the mark for the lightweight limit. Stephens returned several minutes later to weigh-in for a second time and only sporting a UFC towel. Despite the extra effort, Stephens once again was over the limit and it was later learned the fight will now take place at a catch weight of 158 pounds.
UFN 18 weigh-in results:
Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)
Ryan Bader (206) vs. Carmelo Marrero (205)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Tyson Griffin (156)
Junie Browning (156) vs. Cole Miller (156)
Ryan Jensen (186) vs. Steve Steinbeiss (186)
Jeremy Stephens (158) vs. Gleison Tibau (156.5)
Ricardo Almeida (185.5) vs. Matt Horwich (185)
Brock Larson (171) vs. Jesse Sanders (171)
Nick Catone (186) vs. Tim Credeur (186)
Nissen Osterneck (186) vs. Jorge Rivera (185)
Rob Kimmons (185) vs. Joe Vedepo (185)
Tim McKenzie (184.5) vs. Aaron Simpson (186)