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Jake Shields 175 vs.Yushin Okami 173 – Shields is the big favorite according to BetEagle.com which has Jake at -375 and Okami at +245.
Frank Trigg 173 vs. Carlos Condit 174 – Trigg is the favorite at -350 at BetEagle.com. Trigg was two pounds under the limit, while Condit was a pound heavier at 174. Condit is the clear underdog at +250.
Alternate Match – Josh McDonald 170 vs. Brandon Wolff 170 – McDonald is a wrestler trying to make the 2008 Olympics, while Wolff has competed in K-1 and trained his wrestling with Frank Trigg.
Charuto Verissimo 172 vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka 170 ½ – Verissimo is probably in the best shape he’s been in for a very long time. He was sporting a slight six pack for the official weigh-in. Hironaka has beaten Nick Diaz and Ryan Schultz in his 10-2 career.
Kazuhiro Hamanaka 217 vs. Cabbage Correria 266 – Hamanaka was going to wrestle in the 2004 Olympics in Athens before an injury ended his Olympic dream. Hamanaka trains with Yoshihiro Nakao who beat Cabbage. Cabbage has worked on strength training to get ready for this fight.
Aaron Aguilera 251 vs. Butterbean 400 – The Heavyweights will weigh-in later tonight. Aguilera, the former WWE and Tough man fighter will go against Butterbean who looks to have an MMA tune-up before his showdown with Tank in June.
Shinpei Sotoyama 169 vs. Brenton Wolff 172 – Wolff, the twin brother of Brandon (who is also on the card) if a former Navy Seal who has made the transition to the fight game. Sotoyama loves to ground n pound.
Lee Segak 218 vs. Scott Junk 265 – Sagak has 15 years of wrestling expierence from Japan against Junk who has fought against UFC Heavyweight Ricco Rodriguez and has fought in the K-1 Hawaii Grand Prix looks to even his MMA record at 2-2.
Ray “Bradda” Cooper 160 vs. Koji Yoshida 157 – Yoshida is a professional boxer for five years. He lost a very close decision to Royler Gracie. Ray Cooper has been fighting in MMA for years and looks forward to getting back into the mix this weekend. Cooper is an explosive striker who has been a Hawaiian legend for quite a long time.
Matt Knaub 185 vs. Steve Byrnes 186 – These two fighters kick off the night as the first fight of the evening.