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- UFC 89 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND PHOTOS (UPDATED)

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Results & Photos by Lee Whitehead – MMAWeekly.com
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BIRMINGHAM, England – Tension was in the air during the official
weigh-ins for Saturday’s UFC 89 as Michael Bisping and Chris Leben tipped the
scales under the 185-pound limit for their main event encounter.

 

Bisping looked to be in fantastic shape for this bout and
seemed to be full of confidence. Leben by contrast was quiet and confident.

 

He apologized in addressing the crowd, “I’m sorry for coming
over and ruining your guys’ big hope and dream. I know you love him, but I
didn’t come all this way to lose. One of us will take a step back and the other
a step forward; there isn’t too many ahead of us now.”

 

This appeared to infuriate Bisping even more, who retorted,
“You’re right, one forward and one down. I am moving forward. You underestimate
me and I think that is a mistake. May the best man win and I will see you
tomorrow night.”

 

Massive cheers greeted Paul Kelly as he tipped the scales at
169 looking in phenomenal shape. His cheers were almost matched by class=GramE>the boos
Marcus Davis received from the crowd moments
earlier.

 

Thierry Rameau Sokoudjou was shredded as he stepped on the
scales, making opponent Luiz Cane looked positively
lean by comparison. Sokoudjou was all business, no jokes, no smiles class=GramE>;
just pure serious intent.

 

Finally, Dan Hardy and Akihiro Gono exchanged hairdressing
tips as the Japanese came out with lairy hairdo and class=SpellE>bling
. Hardy had his trademark Mohawk. Between the two you
could have thought you had walked in on a hair fashion show about to square
off.

 

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Michael Bisping   (185)
vs. Chris Leben (186)

Brandon Vera (203) vs style='mso-tab-count:1'>      Keith Jardine
(205)

Paul Kelly (169) vs. Marcus Davis (169)

Thierry Rameau Sokoudjou (205) vs. Luiz
Cane (206)

Paul Taylor (170) vs. Chris Lytle (170)

Dan Hardy (169) vs. Akihiro Gono (171)

Shane Carwin (264) vs. Neil Wain (254)

Jess Liaudin (155) vs. David Beilkheden
(155)

Sam Stout (155) vs. Terry Etim (155)

David Baron (155) vs. Jim Miller (155)

Per Eklund (156) vs. Samy Schiavo (156)

 

NOTE:
All weights in pounds.

 

 

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PRESS CONFERENCE (PRE-FIGHT)

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INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL BISPING (PRE-FIGHT)

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INTERVIEW WITH BRANDON VERA (PRE-FIGHT)

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> href="http://videos.mmaweekly.com/view_player.php?id=2810">UFC 89 VIDEO:
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL KELLY (PRE-FIGHT)

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