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UFC Fight Night 26 Weigh-in Results: Shogun Rua and Chael Sonnen Spot On

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Shogun-Rua-Chael-Sonnen-UFC-Fight-Night-26-weighPrior to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen event at the TD Garden in Boston, the 26 fighters participating on the fight card weighed in on Friday.

Former light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Chael Sonnen in the main event, while heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne collide in the co-main event.

Alistair-Overeem-Travis-Browne-UFC-Fight-Night-26-weighThere 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.

UFC Fight Night 26 Weigh-in Results

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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  • dgs

    “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.”

    Well that’s what happens when you do talk lots of trash, and get your a$$ beat again, and again. Eventually the taste of humble pie becomes so bad, you learn to show some respect.

  • Mr Pete

    Jon Jones is the same size as Travis Brown, there needs to be weight cutting regulations

    • JDMMA

      Yes, but thats his weight in off season, when he gets close to fight he usually weight 219 lbs

      • Mr Pete

        Coincidently that’s happens to be Travis Browns weight in the “off season” as well.
        Also big Nog, Fedor, Dos Santos, Cain, Cormier, Werdum all fought in between 230-240 most of their career. While Jones….