In what will most likely end up being the biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history, two of the largest fighters to ever step foot in the Octagon squared off on the scales Friday as both Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin weighed in for their fight in Las Vegas at UFC 116.
Both mammoth heavyweights cut weight to make the 265lb limit, and Lesnar and Carwin tipped the scales at exactly the required weight.
After a hardship that included a lengthy hospital stay and a bout with diverticulitis that almost cost him his career, Lesnar was short on words following the weigh-in for his first fight in nearly a year.
“I’m just excited to get back in the Octagon, it’s been a long road,” said Lesnar. “That’s all I’ve got to say, I’m ready to fight. Ready to fight.”
Equal in size and equal in power, Shane Carwin kept his message simple for the gargantuan showdown just 24 hours away.
“Tomorrow night we find out who the baddest man on the planet is,” Carwin said with conviction.
All of the fighters made weight with no problem, including co-main event fighters Chris Leben and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Notably missing from a flashy weigh-in was Seth Petruzelli, who promised something funny for fans, but went to Twitter and said that either someone at the UFC or the Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t let him go forward with his plan.
UFC 106 OFFICIAL WEIGH-INS: MAIN CARD
Shane Carwin (265) vs. Brock Lesnar (265)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (185) vs. Chris Leben (186)
Krzysztof Soszynski (205) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205)
George Sotiropoulos (156) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (155)
Chris Lytle (170) vs. Matt Brown (171)
SPIKE TV PRELIMINARY CARD:
Brendan Schaub (238) vs. Chris Tuchscherer (255)
Seth Petruzelli (205) vs. Ricardo Romero (206)
UNTELEVISED PORTION OF UFC 116:
Kendall Grove (184) vs. Goran Reljic (186)
Gerald Harris (185) vs. Dave Branch (185)
Daniel Roberts (169) vs. Forrest Petz (170)
Jon Madsen (254) vs. Karlos Vemola (222)