The UFC 139 weigh ins are in the books with both Dan Henderson and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua making weight, but a couple of undercard fighters weren’t as fortunate.
Henderson made weight with no issues at all and commented after hitting the scales that despite his storied career taking him all over the world, this will be his first fight at home in California.
“I feel great. It’s very nice to be back in the UFC. This is my first time fighting in my home state of California, born and raised here,” Henderson said.
His opponent, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua also came in on weight, and sounded like he had done everything possible to get ready for UFC 139.
“I’m very happy for this fight because Hendo is a legend in MMA,” Shogun remarked.
The co-main event fighters also came in on weight with Wanderlei Silva and San Jose’s own Cung Le, who was welcomed with a warm reception by his hometown crowd.
The first few fights on the preliminary card ran into some speed bumps unfortunately for what appeared to be a problematic scale. Shamar Bailey and Miguel Torres both came in over weight, but will have time to re-weigh in to make sure they hit the mark.
For the second time in a few fights, Nick Pace came in well over weight, coming in at 141lbs for his bantamweight match-up with Torres. Pace had already agreed to give up 20% of his purse before the weigh ins began.
The card will also feature two fights airing on Spike TV as well as Facebook prelims.
Full Weigh-In Results for UFC 139: Shogun vs. Hendo:
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (205) vs. Dan Henderson (203)
Cung Le (185) vs. Wanderlei Silva (185)
MAIN CARD PAY-PER-VIEW:
Brian Bowles (136) vs. Urijah Faber (136)
Martin Kampmann (170 1/2) vs. Rick Story (170 1/2)
Stephan Bonnar (205) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (205)
SPIKE TV CARD:
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Jason Brilz (204)
Michael McDonald (136) vs. Alex Soto (135)
Tom Lawlor (185) vs. Chris Weidman (185 1/2)
Gleison Tibau (155) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (155 1/2)
Miguel Torres (136) vs. Nick Pace (141)** *
Matt Brown (171) vs. Seth Baczynski (171)
Shamar Bailey (158) vs. Danny Castillo (155)**
** Nick Pace gave up 20% of his purse before hand due to not making weight. Shamar Bailey also was not able to make weight and will give up 20% of his purse.
* Miguel Torres made weight on his third attempt and came in at 136lbs