All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” event tipped the scales today at the Prudential Center Practice Rink in Newark, New Jersey.
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A spectacular light heavyweight title scrap will headline the show. Courtesy of Rashad Evans’ bum knee, teammate Jon Jones will get first dibs at Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s freshly minted crown.
Jones earned his top contender spot by steamrolling Ryan Bader at UFC 126.
Shogun captured the 205-pound belt by putting Lyoto Machida to sleep at UFC 113. The Brazilian has been recovering from his third knee surgery since his victory last May.
UFC 128 takes place Saturday inside the Prudential Center. The live pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here are the official results from today’s weigh-ins:
Erik Koch (145) vs. Raphael Assuncao (145)
Nick Catone (194) vs. Costantinos Philippou (195)*
Joseph Benavidez (136) vs. Ian Loveland (135)
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Kurt Pellegrino (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Ricardo Almeida (170) vs. Mike Pyle (171)
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Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Anthony Njokuani (155)
Luiz Cane (205.5) vs. Eliot Marshall (205)
Kamal Shalorus (155) vs. Jim Miller (155.5)
Brendan Schaub (245) vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (229)
Dan Miller (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (186)
Urijah Faber (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.5)
Jon Jones (205) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205 – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
* – 195-pound catchweight bout due to Philippou’s last-minute status.