[ads1]Vitor Belfort vs Luke RockholdFighter weigh-ins for UFC on FX 8 took place today at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua Do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the same venue playing host to Saturday’s fight card headlined with a 185-pound match-up between former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and former UFC light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort.

Both Belfort and Rockhold weighed in at the middleweight non-title fight limit of 186 pounds. Things got heated between the two during the staredown as Rockhold got a bit too close and Belfort shoved him backward, forcing UFC officials to intervene.

The normally mild-mannered Belfort was fired up and yelling and gave the “slit the neck” gesture to the Brazilian fans, indicating he plans to teach Rockhold a lesson about respect Saturday night.

Middleweight co-headliners Chris Camozzi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza also weighed in at 186 pounds even.

Lightweight competitor John Cholish was the only fighter to miss weight. He weighed in at 156.2 pounds, which is just .2 pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit. Cholish had a one-hour grace period to drop the excess weight and was able to do so. With just a .2 pound overage, Cholish could have probably literally just shaved his head and spit a big loogie to drop the weight.

Watch the on-demand video replay of the UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins here: UFC on FX 8 weigh-ins video.

The official UFC on FX 8 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (FX – 9 p.m. ET)

  • Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Luke Rockhold (186)
  • Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186)
  • Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Evan Dunham (156)
  • Rafael Natal (186) vs. Joao Zeferino (185)


  • Hacran Dias (146) vs. Nik Lentz (146)
  • Mike Rio (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154)
  • John Cholish (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
  • Michel Prazeres (171) vs. Paulo Thiago (170)
  • Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Iliarde Santos (134)
  • Roger Hollett (204) vs. Fabio Maldonado (205)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook – 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • Azamat Gashimov (126) vs. John Lineker (126)
  • Chris Cariaso (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
  • Jeremy Larsen (155) vs. Lucas Martins (153)


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