The weigh-ins for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” took place Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. As always, PROMMA.INFO provided a live stream of the proceedings. Efrain Escudero and Vitor Belfort were both over weight. Belfort stripped down but still ended up a quarter-pound over. Both fighters will be given a short time to lose the weight.
Also, something a little odd was announced at the weigh-ins. The UFC has been publicizing how a portion of the normally un-aired preliminary fights would be broadcast on Spike TV prior to the pay-per-view. Well, come to find out they are only airing two fights.
- Rich Franklin 195 lbs. vs. Vitor Belfort 196.25 lbs.***
- Junior dos Santos 236 lbs. vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic 226 lbs.
- Martin Kampmann 169.5 lbs. vs. Paul Daley 170 lbs.
- Josh Koscheck 170 lbs. vs. Frank Trigg 170.25 lbs.
- Tyson Griffin 155.5 lbs. vs. Hermes Franca 159 lbs.**
live on Spike TV (9 P.M. ET)
- Efrain Escudero 157 lbs.* vs. Cole Miller 155 lbs.
- Drew McFedries 185.25 lbs. vs. Tomasz Drwal 185 lbs.
may not be televised
- Jim Miller 154.5 lbs. vs. Steve Lopez 154.5 lbs.
- Rafaello Oliveira 155.25 lbs. vs. Nik Lentz 155 lbs.
- Ricky Story 170 lbs. vs. Brian Foster 170.75 lbs.
- Eliot Marshall 204.75 lbs. vs. Jason Brilz 205.25 lbs.
- Vladimir Matyushenko 205 lbs. vs. Igor Pokrajac 203 lbs.
- Rafael dos Anjos 155.5 lbs. vs. Robert Emerson 155.5 lbs.
*Efrain Escudero was 157 lbs. on his first attempt. He will be given the chance to lose the one pound.
**Agreed upon at a catch-weight of 159 lbs.
***Vitor was 197.5 lbs. on his first try. Took of his shorts and was 196.5 lbs. Took off wedding ring and underwear was 196.25 lbs. He is a quarter of a pound over weight but will be given what will surely be enough time to lose the weight.
Rob Emerson and Rafael dos Anjos had a mean stare down.
Brian Foster and Rick Story had a mean stare down and did the forehead push.
The Octagon girls got a kick out of Cole Miller’s baby blue underwear.
Frank Trigg got the biggest pop of the night up until that point.
Trigg and Koscheck were respectful and shook hands. Koscheck’s afro made him just a bit taller.
Cro Cop got major pop. He was wearing a PRIDE shirt.
Junior dos Santos looked much larger and muscular than Cro Cop.
The two headliners were very respectful and hugged after their stare down.