All fighters made weight except Andre Fili, who accepted the fight with Jeremy Larsen on short notice. Fili was given two hours to make the weight limit of 146 pounds. He did not make weight and instead relinquished 20-percent of his fight purse to Larsen. The two will still fight.
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez meets former champ Junior dos Santos in the night’s main event. It is the third bout between the two big men, each having won one bout apiece in the series.
“I’m here to give you guys one more knockout,” said dos Santos after weighing in at 240 pounds.
“He’s a tough dude. In this fight, I expect it to be tougher than the second one. That’s what I trained for. That’s what I’m ready for. I’m ready for a tougher fight, a five-round fight. I’m ready for whatever,” said the champion.
UFC 166 Official Weigh-In Results
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Cain Velasquez (241) vs. Junior dos Santos (240)
-Daniel Cormier (224) vs. Roy Nelson (249)
-Gilbert Melendez (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
-Gabriel Gonzaga (257) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
-John Dodson (125) vs. Darrell Montague (126)
Preliminary Bouts (on Fox Sports 1):
-Tim Boetsch (186) vs. CB Dolloway (186)
-Nate Marquardt (171) vs. Hector Lombard (169)
-Sarah Kaufman (135) vs. Jessica Eye (135)
-George Sotiropoulos (155) vs. KJ Noons (156)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-TJ Waldburger (170.5) vs. Adlan Amagov (171)
-Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Mike Rio (156)
-Jeremy Larsen (145.5) vs. Andre Fili (148.5)
-Dustin Pague (135) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (135)