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The WEC 36 weigh-ins on Tuesday in Hollywood, Fla., was one
of the more eventful weigh-ins in recent memory. Three fighters failed to make
weight on their first attempt.
Mike Brown, challenging Urijah Faber’s featherweight
championship, was half a pound over on his initial trip to the scale, but made
weight on his second attempt.
Middleweight champion Paulo Filho wasn’t as successful. He
initially weighed in at 192 pounds, a full seven pounds over the 185-pound
limit. He was given two hours to make weight, but could only get down to 189
pounds on his second try. Filho will now rematch Sonnen in a non-title affair.
Sonnen’s cornerman, Matt Lindland, however, told
MMAWeekly.com that Filho’s cornermen told him that they would hand the belt
over to Sonnen if he defeats the champ on Wednesday night.
Rani Yahya weighed in at 137 pounds for his 135-pound bout
with Yoshiro Maeda, but Maeda agreed to accept the fight at that weight anyway.
-Urijah Faber (144.5) vs. Mike Brown (145.5)*
-Paulo Filho (192) vs. Chael Sonnen (184.5)**
-Jens Pulver (146) vs. Leonard Garcia (145.5)
-Jake Rosholt (185.5) vs. Nissen Osterneck (184.5)
-Rob McCullough (155.5) vs. Donald Cerrone (156)
-David Avellan (185) vs. Aaron Simpson (184.5)
-Jose Aldo (146) vs. Jonathan Brookins (146)
-Carmelo Marrero (206) vs. Steve Steinbeiss (202)
-Danny Castillo (156) vs. Rafael Dias (155)
-Yoshiro Maeda (135) vs. Rani Yahya (137)***
Brown made weight on his second attempt.
Filho weighed in at 189 pounds on his second attempt. He will now face Chael
Sonnen in a three-round, non-title bout.
Maeda agreed to fight Rani Yahya at 137 pounds.