There hasn’t been the typical trash talk and banter that we’ve come to expect out of Chael Sonnen leading up to this fight at the TD Garden in Boston. He’s shown brash confidence in himself, but has also shown a large amount of respect for Shogun.
This is an important fight to get both men on track and they know. Each man hit the mark at exactly 205 pounds on Friday, showing they are ready for the battle to come on Saturday.
As heavyweights, there wasn’t much of an issue in Overeem and Browne making weight, either. Overeem tipped the scale at 255.5 pounds, while Browne was 236 pounds.
In fact, everyone on the fight card made weight with only Matt Brown needing to disrobe and utilize the infamous UFC weigh-in towel and a second attempt to make his fight official.
Main Card (on Fox Sports 1):
-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205)
-Alistair Overeem (255.5) vs. Travis Browne (236)
-Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Yuri Alcantara (136)
-Matt Brown (171) vs. Mike Pyle (170)
-Uriah Hall (184) vs. John Howard (185)
-Joe Lauzon (155) vs. Michael Johnson (156)
Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1):
-Brad Pickett (135.5) vs. Michael McDonald (135.5)
-Conor McGregor (146) vs. Max Holloway (145)
-Mike Brown (145.5) vs. Steven Siler (145.5)
-Diego Brandao (146) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.5)
Preliminary Card (on Facebook):
-Manny Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Cole Miller (146)
-Cody Donovan (204) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5)
-Ramsey Nijem (156) vs. James Vick (155)
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