The “UFC Fight Night 124: Machida vs. Anders” weigh-ins took place Friday in Brazil.
Stream the ceremonial weigh-ins below starting live at 5PM ET/2PM PT.
There was all sorts of drama this morning, as initially three fighters missed weight, including featured fighter Eryk Anders.
Anders tipped the scale at 187.9 pounds, 1.9 pounds over the limit for a non-title middleweight tango. However, Anders was gifted an additional hour to hit his mark because he’s fighting in the main event.
The UFC official in Belem said the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) notified the media that Anders was given an additional hour after on-site doctors, as well as opponent Lyoto Machida (pictured), gave their approval.
What?! So we’re just making up rules on the fly now?
Um, OK. So, the main event goes on without a hitch, as Machida clocked 186 pounds on the scale.
Michel Prazeres and Pedro Munhoz also missed weight. Their respective opponents will benefit from their blunder with 20 percent penalty fees. The fines could jump another 20 percent if Prazeres and Munhoz win.
Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem hosts Saturday’s festivities.
Here are the results from today’s weigh-ins:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Polyana Viana (116) vs. Maia Stevenson (116)
Deiveson Figueiredo (126) vs. Joseph Morales (126)
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Joe Soto (135)
Douglas de Andrade (135) vs. Marlon Vera (136)
Damir Hadzovic (156) vs. Alan Patrick (156)
Tim Means (171) vs. Sergio Moraes (171)
(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (185) vs. Anthony Smith (186)
Marcelo Golm (247) vs. Timothy Johnson (263)
Desmond Green (156) vs. Michel Prazeres* (161)
Priscila Cachoeira (126) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (125)
John Dodson (135) vs. Pedro Munhoz** (140)
Lyoto Machida (186) vs. Eryk Anders# (186)
* – Prazeres fined 20 percent of show money to Green. If Prazeres wins, he also forfeits 20 percent of win bonus to Green.
** – Munhoz fined 20 percent of show money to Dodson. If Munhoz wins, he also forfeits 20 percent of win bonus to Dodson.
# – Anders made weight on second attempt after one-hour grace period.
Please click the media player below to watch the ceremonial weigh-ins: