The fighters for Wednesday night’s World Extreme Cagefighting 33 fight card in Las Vegas weighed in Tuesday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. All the competitors made weight.
In the main event, defending light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall and challenger Brian Stann both weighed in at 204 pounds.
Coming into the bout, Marshall has been a little put off by all of the attention that has been showered upon Stann, a U.S. Marine officer.
“Brian’s got a lot of publicity and media following and stuff and I’m looking to take that away from him and put the spotlight back on me, back where the spotlight should be, on the champion,” he told MMAWeekly. “I just don’t think it’s his time. I think he’s had enough spotlight and I’m looking forward to taking that spotlight away.”
Taking nothing away from Marshall, Stann, however, believes there are things that fall to his favor in his quest for the WEC title.
“I don’t think he’s as technical a striker as I am, and I don’t think he’s as athletic,” said Stann to MMAWeekly. “He’ll gas out a lot quicker than I do, from there, I’ll try to finish the fight.
“He’s a great champ. I don’t want to take anything away; he’s a great champion. He’s won the belt, and he’s defended the belt, which is something I have not done.”
WEC 33 airs live on the Versus network at 9 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. PT.
-Doug Marshall (204) vs. Brian Stann (204)
-Chael Sonnen (186) vs. Bryan Baker (184)
-Marcus Hicks (156) vs. Ed Ratcliff (155)
-Tim McKenzie (203) vs. Steve Cantwell (203)
-Hiromitsu Miura (170) vs. Blas Avena (170)
-Brock Larson (171) vs. John Alessio (170)
-Rich Crunkilton (156) vs. Sergio Gomez (156)
-Alex Serdyukov (169) vs. Ryan Stonitsch (171)
-Kenji Osawa (134) vs. Chris Manuel (136)
-Logan Clark (186) vs. Scott Harper (186)