- UFC 97 WEIGH-IN RESULTS (UPDATED WITH PHOTOS)

April 17, 2009
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The
Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday returns for a second sold-out event
at the Bell Centre in Montreal. UFC 97 "Redemption" is headlined by a
UFC middleweight title defense pitting current champion Anderson Silva against
fellow Brazilian Thales Leites.

 

Somewhat
surprisingly, the champion stepped on the scale at 182 pounds, a little light
for the man who has easily moved up to challenge fighters at 205 pounds. His
opponent, Leites, was dead on at 185 pounds.

 

In
the co-main event, neither former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell
nor his opponent, former Pride champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, had
any trouble making weight. Both tipped the scales at 206 pounds.

 

Preliminary
bout fighter David Bielkheden weighed in at 157 pounds for his lightweight
contest with Mark Bocek. Since the weigh-in was performed on a digital scale,
there was a two-pound allowance for margin of error.

 

UFC 97 Main Card
Bouts:

-Anderson
Silva (182) vs. Thales Leites (185)

-Mauricio
"Shogun" Rua (206) vs. Chuck Liddell (206)

-Cheick
Kongo (232) vs. Antoni Hardonk (249)

-Luiz
Cane (206) vs. Steve Cantwell (205)

-Brian
Stann (206) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (204)

 

UFC 97
Preliminary Bouts:

-Eliot
Marshall (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (204)

-Denis
Kang (185) vs. Xavier Fouka-Pokum (185)

-Nathan
Quarry (186) vs. Jason MacDonald (186)

-David
Loiseau (185) vs. Ed Herman (186)

-Mark
Bocek (154) vs. David Bielkheden (157)

-T.J.
Grant (169) vs. Ryo Chonan (171)

-Matt
Wiman (155) vs. Sam Stout (155)

 

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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>(Editor’s Note: This article
originally reported that David Bielkheden has to lose additional weight.)

 

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