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- PRIDE US WEIGH-IN RESULTS, PHOTOS & VIDEO

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

by Ken Pishna (Photos by Scott Petersen)

CHECK OUT PRIDE: THE REAL DEAL WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE (FREE TO EVERYONE)

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The weigh-ins for Pride’s debut event in the United States, The Real Deal, are in the books and the fights are now official for the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday night.

There was little excitement between the fighters other than an intense staredown between Phil Baroni and Yosuke Nishijima. But there was a current of electricity running through the rather sizable crowd in attendance, especially when Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko was announced.

At the post weigh-in press conference, Mark Coleman even remarked, “I’m not sure if we’re in Russia or America,” with the response that Fedor received. It’s highly apparent that American fans, at least those in attendance, are ready for and excited about Pride’s move to American soil.

Pride also appears to have been pleased with the initial response that they have received in America as they have already made a venue request for the Thomas & Mack Center for February 24, 2007.

WEIGH-IN RESULTS

Robbie Lawler – 185
vs.
Joey Villasenor – 185

Kazuhiro Nakamura – 206
vs.
Travis Galbraith – 205

Yosuke Nishijima – 195
vs.
Phil Baroni – 194

Vitor Belfort – 205
vs.
Dan Henderson – 196

Eric “Butterbean” Esch – 398
vs.
Sean O’Haire – 275

Pawel Nastula – 235
vs.
Josh Barnett – 243

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua – 206
vs.
Kevin Randleman – 203

Mark Coleman – 224
vs.
Fedor Emelianenko – 224

CHECK OUT PRIDE: THE REAL DEAL WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE (FREE TO EVERYONE)

CHECK OUT PRIDE: THE REAL DEAL WEIGH-IN VIDEO HERE (PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED)

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