All the fighters slated to participate in Saturday night’s “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” event will be tipping the scales today inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Stream today’s weigh-ins live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
UFC 117 features the middleweight grudge match between Chael Sonnen and champion Anderson Silva. The planet’s top 185-pounder has allowed his challenger’s comedy tour to dominate the pre-fight promotional requirements, however “The Spider” has promised to close the show when the lights come on.
Sweetening the pay-per-view pot is the welterweight scrap between Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch. UFC president Dana White announced during yesterday’s pre-fight press conference that the victor will advance to a title fight in their next outing.
Speaking of top contender bouts, the winner of the heavyweight contest between Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos will also be reward with a championship affair in their next Octagon foray.
Please click the media player below to watch today’s weight contest:
Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown
Rodney Wallace vs. Phil Davis
Dennis Hallman vs. Ben Saunders
Johnny Hendricks vs Charlie Brenneman
Christian Morecraft vs. Stefan Struve
Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story
Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson
Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida
Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos (Swing Bout)
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)