by MMAWeekly.com LIVE
LAS VEGAS – UFC 100 is the marquee event in the
promotion’s history, featuring three co-main event bouts. Brock Lesnar and
Frank Mir meet in the headliner to unify the heavyweight titles, Georges St.
Pierre defends his UFC welterweight strap against Thiago Alves, and Ultimate
Fighter coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping settle up after a heated
season on the reality show.
On Friday, all the fighters for UFC 100 weighed-in at
Mandalay Bay before a packed house, with the weigh-in feed also piped live onto
the UFC Fan Expo floor.
Erasing memories of the fighter that struggled to get
back to form following a long layoff due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle
accident, Mir looked to be in the best shape of his life as he weighed in at
245 pounds. His foe, Lesnar, stepped up at 265 pounds even, the limit for their
heavyweight title unification bout.
Neither had much to say heading into the rematch of
their bout at UFC 81. "That allowed me to fight Nogueira. I made the most
of that," said Mir.
Lesnar was even less expansive, "I’ve said all I
have to say."
Despite a flurry of last-minute rumors that he was
struggling with his weight, Alves registered dead on at 170 pounds for his
title challenge of St. Pierre. The champion, who never has struggled with
weight issues, also tipped the scales at 170.
Even in the face of Bisping’s icy stare, Henderson
was all smiles at 185. Bisping weighed in at 186, making the clash between
Ultimate Fighter coaches official.
After the face-off between Henderson and Bisping for
photographers, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson picked UFC president Dana
White up off his feet, pretending he would slam him to the ground. Zuffa CEO
Lorenzo Fertitta stepped in to make sure that didn’t happen, although it was
all in jest.
Main Card Bouts:
-Frank Mir (245) vs. Brock Lesnar
-Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. Thiago Alves (170)
-Dan Henderson (185) vs. Michael Bisping (186)
-Yoshihiro Akiyama (185) vs. Alan Belcher (186)
-Jon Fitch (170) vs. Paulo Thiago (170)
-Mark Coleman (205) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205)
-Mac Danzig (154) vs. Jim Miller (155)
-Jon Jones (206) vs. Jake O’Brien (206)
-Dong-Hyun Kim (171) vs. T.J. Grant (170)
-C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Tom Lawlor (184)
-Matt Grice (155) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156)