December 4, 2009
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by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Photos by April Pishna)
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Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale is Saturday night in Las Vegas, so it’s
only appropriate that Friday night’s Ring of Fire 36 main event in the class=SpellE>Magness
Arena on the University of Denver campus features
two Ultimate Fighter alums.


Season 3’s Mike
Nickels and Season 8’s Vinny Magalhaes
easily made weight on Thursday night, ready to determine who takes the next
step back towards the UFC. Nickels weighed in at 204.5 pounds, as did class=SpellE>Magalhaes


An indicator of
just how deep this Ring of Fire card is, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, who typically
headlines when he fights for the promotion, is co-main event this time, facing
fellow UFC veteran Ryan Roberts in a lightweight battle. Two more fighters
trying to earn their way back to the Octagon, both Ludwig and Roberts stepped
on the scale at 155.8 pounds.


Alvin “Kid”
Robinson, another of the seven UFC veterans on the card, makes his return to
action against Anthony Morrison. Robinson weighed in at 145 pounds, while
Morrison was slightly over the limit at 146.5 pounds. Robinson accepted the
fight without requiring any further weight cutting from Morrison.


style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'> href="http://photos.mmaweekly.com/gallery.asp?categoryid=10967"> class=GramE>Full Ring of Fire 36 weigh-in photo gallery, courtesy of Ring of
Fire and April Pishna.


Ring of Fire 36 Weigh-Ins:

-Mike Nickels
(204.5) vs. Vinny Magalhaes

-Duane Ludwig
(155.8) vs. Ryan Roberts (155.8)

Robinson (145.0) vs. Anthony Morrison (146.5)

-Cameron Dollar
(153.0) vs. Kit Cope (155.0)

-Cody Donovan
(202.0) vs. Eric Smith (204.0)

-Ian Berg (195.0)
vs. Justin Guthrie (193.5)

-Andre Walker
vs. Andreas
Spang (185.8)

-JJ Mondragon (135.0) vs. Zach
Valdez (136.0)

-Jen Berg style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'> (106.5)
Sarah Goodlaxen (105.5) style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'>

- style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Franklin Gothic Medium"'>Vinny style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:"Franklin Gothic Medium"'>
Lopez (185.0) vs. Shane Lemaster (181.5) style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'>

Hampton (129.5) vs. Rachel Perry (130.5)

Alberq (170.0) vs. Oscar Jimenez (169.0)


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href="http://www.rofmma.com/v2/">Ring of Fire 36, which features a main event
between The Ultimate Fighter veterans Mike Nickels and Vinny
Magalhaes, is available live on Internet


(Disclosure: Ring of
Fire is a paid sponsor of MMAWeekly.com)


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