by MMAWeekly.com LIVE
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As the main event for UFC Fight Night 18 on Wednesday night,
final WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit has the opportunity to establish
himself as a true contender in one of the UFC’s deepest weight classes.
His opponent, Martin Kampmann isn’t without incentive
either. He recently made the drop from the 185-pound middleweight class down to
170 pounds. A win over Condit to follow up his welterweight debut victory over
Alexandre Barros, would put him in the same seat… that being a contender to
the throne currently occupied by Georges St. Pierre.
The two weighed in on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., without a
hitch. They top a 12-bout fight card as the Ultimate Fighting Championship
makes its debut in the "Volunteer State."
Though most of the athletes had little trouble making
weight, both Jeremy Stephens, at 158 pounds, and Gleison Tibau, at 156.5 pounds,
came in slightly over for their 155-pound lightweight bout. The UFC later
confirmed that the two agreed to a catchweight bout of 158 pounds.
Most notably, Steven Steinbeiss and Ryan Jensen did not
weigh in for their middleweight fight along with the other fighters, but did
hit the scales about 15 or 20 minutes after the weigh-in was presumably over.
Their weights were not announced.
In an updated posted on UFC.com, the promotion noted that
both fighters weighed in at 186 pounds, but that their bout is currently on
hold, "pending resolution of an administrative issue."
Although that issue was not divulged by the promotion,
MMAWeekly.com sources indicate that there was some sort of issue with Jensen
being cleared by the athletic commission.
The Jensen bout was then cancelled due to a medical approval
issue regarding Jensen, which MMAWeekly.com sources indicate was his admitted
use of the prescription drug Adderall.
-Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)
-Ryan Bader (206) vs. Carmelo Marrero (205)
-Tyson Griffin (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (156)
-Cole Miller (156) vs. Junie Browning (156)
-Jeremy Stephens (158) vs. Gleison Tibau (156.5)
-Ricardo Almeida (185.5) vs. Matt Horwich (185)
-Brock Larson (171) vs. Jesse Sanders (171)
-Nick Catone (186) vs. Tim Credeur (186)
-Jorge Rivera (185) vs. Nissen Osterneck (186)
-Rob Kimmons (185) vs. Joe Vedepo (184)
-Aaron Simpson (186) vs. Tim McKenzie (184.5)
Steinbeiss (186) vs. Ryan Jensen (186) – bout cancelled
All weights are in pounds.
Main card airs live on Spike TV in the United States.
Note: This article was updated at 6:25 p.m. ET with information regarding the
Stephens vs. Tibau catchweight bout and the Steinbeiss vs. Jensen bout being
put on hold. It was further updated at 9:00 p.m. ET to add the photo gallery
and the cancellation of the Steinbeiss vs. Jensen bout.)