by Scott Petersen, MMAWeekly.com
The fighters weighed
in on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan, the day before the tenth Hero’s event.
Sakuraba put on a show
as usual, as he came out with his eyelids painted and posing like a cat.
All participants in
the tournament weighed in without a hitch except for Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro.
He originally weighed in 1.3kg over.
‘Kid’ Yamamoto weighed
in as he is fighting at his natural weight (featherweight) this time and it
doesn’t look like he’ll be fighting at 155lbs anymore.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
venue: Yokohama Arena
154-Pound Tournament Semi-Final Bouts:
"Shaolin" Ribeiro 71.3kg vs -Gesias "JZ"
-Caol Uno 70.0kg
vs -Andre Dida 69.3kg
Reserve Bout -Kazuyuki Miyata 70.0kg vs -Harvey Harra 69.9kg
"Kid" Yamamoto 62.6kg vs -Bibiano Fernandes 62.8kg
(open weight, no need to weigh) vs -Alistair Overeem
83.7kg vs -Katsuyori Shibata 83.8kg
"Minowaman" Minowa 89.3kg vs -Kevin Casey
87.3kg vs -Fabio Silva 88.0kg
84.7kg vs -Yoon Dong Sik 84.8kg
84.1kg vs -Kenji Nagai 83.2kg
Takahashi 69.5kg vs -Tashiro Nishiuchi 69.4kg