Shark Fights 17 weigh-in results and photos; Rodriguez gets new opponent

Doug Williams (left) and former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez will battle in the co-main event at Shark Fights 17 tonight LIVE on HDNet. Photo credit: Shark Fight Promotions

DALLAS — SHARK FIGHTS 17 takes place this evening at The Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, and will broadcast LIVE on HDNet at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. will provide LIVE play-by-play results and commentary of the event.

Weigh-ins for SHARK FIGHTS 17 took place Thursday. Main event contestants Matt Horwich and Jake Rosholt both made their middleweight limits without incident.

However, Karl Knothe, who was scheduled to face Ricco Rodriguez at a 230-pound catchweight in the co-main event, did not make weight and has since been replaced by Doug Williams, who was originally scheduled to fight Danniel Almeida on the undercard.

There were other fighters on the card who also failed to make weight. Featherweights Erik Perez, Victor Hernandez and Quaint Kempt all failed to make their 146-pound limit and their bouts have been changed to catch weights.

The full weigh-in results are as follows:

  • Matt Horwich (186) vs Jake Rosholt (185.75)
  • Ricco Rodriquez (227.75) vs Doug Williams¬†(230)
  • Emanuel Newton (204.25) vs. Ilir Latifi (206)
  • Erik Perez (146.25) vs Douglas Frey (145.25)
  • Alan Jouban (170.25) vs Andrew Goldthwaite (168.25)
  • Quaint Kempf (146.25) vs Victor Hernandez (148.25)
  • Gabe Vasquez (177.25) vs Russell Brewer (178.75)
  • Jay Flores (145.75) vs Matt Hober (145.5)
Ricco Rodriguez weighs in at Shark Fights 17. Photo credit: Shark Fight Promotions
Jake Rosholt strips down to make weight at Shark Fights 17. Photo credit: Shark Fight Promotions
Matt Horwich makes his middleweight limit at Shark Fights 17 in Frisco, Texas. Photo credit: Shark Fight Promotions
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