by Lee Whitehead
All fighters made weight for the event, Vitor Belfort looked really confident and expects this fight to end quickly, Rea by contrast doesn’t seem to care about Belfort’s stature who he has fought or anything other than the fact that he approaches this fight like any other and will be looking to take his head off early on.
A bit of heat ensued between Anderson Silva and Curtis Stout at the weigh-ins, Stout appeared to be in good spirits and behaved well towards the champion. Silva for his part just didn’t seem to like Stout, no words were exchanged between the two and Silva just appeared to have animosity towards Stout.
Daijiro Matsui seemed a little uncomfortable at Alex Reid doing a “tuck job” in his tight pants before the face-off but seemed to be in good spirits. Reid is looking for a dominant showing as Dana White and representatives will be in the house following his audition for TUF3 earlier in the day.
And finally, Dave “The Enforcer” Legeno is making his MMA debut at Cage Rage against Alan Murdock at the age of 42. Legeno is a monster of a man, calm, in fantastic shape, confident and keep an eye on him.
Cage Rage weigh-in pictures are up in the photo gallery. See how Vitor Belfort, Matt Lindland, Mark Weir, and the others look before their fights tomorrow.
– Curtis Stout (83.9kg) vs. Anderson Silva (83.5kg)
– Antony Rea (92.5kg) vs. Vitor Belfort (93kg)
– Akira Shoji (83kg) vs. Mark Weir (83kg)
– Daijiro Matsui (81kg) vs. Alex Reid (83kg)
– Antonio Schembri (83kg) vs. Matt Lindland (83kg)
– Brian Adams (92.5kg) vs. Mark Epstein (93kg)
– Marc Goddard (109kg) vs. Robert Berry (113kg)
– Xavier Foupa Pokam (83kg) vs. Sol Gilbert (82kg)
– Alan Murdoch (97kg) vs. Dave Legeno (100kg)
– Chris Freebourne (65.5kg) vs. Robbie Olivier (65.8kg)
– Nigel Whitear (77kg) vs. Dean Bray (Pictures) (77kg)
– Darren Guisha (77kg) vs. Ross Mason (77kg)
– Michihiro Omigawa (70.3kg) vs. Gesias Cavalcante (70.3kg)
– Joey Van Wanrooy (76.5kg) vs. Paul Daley (77kg)
– Ryan White (106.5kg) vs. Mark Buchanan