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The 24 fighters participating on the UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw pay-per-view card on Saturday officially weighed in from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.
UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao puts his 32-fight winning streak on the line against Team Alpha Male’s T.J. Dillashaw in the main event. Undefeated Daniel Cormier takes on Dan Henderson in the co-main event with the hopes of earning a title shot. ”Ruthless” Robbie Lawler faces Jake Ellenberger in a welterweight match-up with big implications in the 170-pound division.
After weighing in, Dillashaw was confident in why he would be the man to dethrone Barão, who hasn’t lost in his last 33 bouts. ”I’m hungry, I got what it takes, I believe in myself, and I ain’t scared.”
His words didn’t faze Barão, however, who said, “He’s like my past opponents; it makes no difference. I’m ready 100-percent to defend my belt.”
While none of the fighters had trouble making weight, Henderson came in well below the 205-pound limit for his bout with Cormier, weighing in at 199 pounds. Cormier stepped on the scale at 205 pounds even.
UFC 173 Official Weigh-in Results:
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
Renan Barao (135) vs. TJ Dillashaw (135)
Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Dan Henderson (199)
Robbie Lawler (171) vs. Jake Ellenberger (171)
Takeya Mizugaki (135) vs. Francisco Rivera (135)
Jamie Varner (155) vs. James Krause (156)
Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Michael Chiesa (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (155)
Chris Holdsworth (135) vs. Chico Camus (135)
Al Iaquinta (155) vs. Mitch Clarke (155)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Anthony Njokuani (155) vs. Vinc Pichel (155)
Sam Sicilia (146) vs. Aaron Phillips (145)
David Michaud (171) vs. Li Jingliang (170)
I figured Hendo would be low since he weighed 195 in the vlogs. He might as well just cut the 10 lbs for 185. That weight class suits his frame much better. But MW is a shark tank at the moment so he'd have to worry about stiffer competition.
Oh bet everything you have because there's no way Cormier loses this. No way. If Cormier loses, I'll never come to this forum again.
I actually went to put money on Cormier but when i checked he was a -1000 favorite. That was like a week ago. Now he is -750 when i checked. Still not worth the effort for me to place a bet even though it is a pretty safe bet imo.