The official “Strikeforce: Houston” weigh-ins took place earlier today at the Toyota Center in Texas. If for some reason you don’t wanna believe us, we have the video footage to prove it.
Saturday’s event will feature a pair of spectacular championship scraps. Courtesy of Jake Shields’ anticipated exit, Tim Kennedy and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will vie for the vacant middleweight crown in the night’s co-main event.
The 185-pound studs will be opening for a light heavyweight bout between champ Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal and the talented Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. King Mo dominated Gegard Mousasi with his superior wrestling in his last outing to capture the belt.
Tomorrow night’s Showtime broadcast airs at 10PM ET/PT. Unfortunately, only those with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch the fights in real time.
Here are the results from today’s weight competition.
Chad Cook (205.25) vs. Arteneus Young (204)
Humberto DeLeon (127.25) vs. Chad Robichaux (131)*
Jose Santibanez (154.25) vs. Reynaldo Trujillo (155.25)
Kier Gooch (155.5) vs. Adam Schindler (155.5)
Rocky Long (146.25) vs. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes (144.5)
Andre Galvao (170.75) vs. Jorge Patino ()**
Daniel Cormier (249) vs. Jason Riley (256.5)
Chad Griggs (228.5) vs. Bobby Lashley (246)
Jorge Gurgel (154.75) vs. K.J. Noons (156.25)***
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (184.75) (Vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship Bout)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (203.5) vs. Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal (203.75 – Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)
* – Robichaux was granted an hour to lose one additional pound for the 130-pound catchweight bout.
** – Patino was unable to attend the weigh-ins and will tip the scales later this evening.
*** – Gurgel will not ask Noons to shed the additional weight quarter-pound.