Today’s UFC 139 weigh-in ceremony took place in front of a packed audience at San Jose’s HP Pavilion. Starting at approximately 4 p.m. local time, all fighters tipped the scales and made their bouts official for tomorrow night’s pay-per-view event.
UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior Santos moving from UFC 139 to UFC on FOX 1 the organization has decided to go with a non-title affair between Dan Henderson and “Shogun” Rua as the evenings featured attraction.
In a highly anticipated main event, former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will face off with former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE title holder, Dan Henderson in the second ever five-round non title fight held by the UFC in which the winner makes a strong case for a title shot in their division.
The co-main event is an intriguing matchup between two strikers, both dangerous in their respective arts. On one side of the cage you have the Sanshou based Cung Le and on the other side will stand Muay Thai wrecking machine, Wanderlei Silva. Silva finds himself in a must win situation and after several disappointing performances he likely faces the unemployment lines with a loss.
In other contests, Urijah Faber takes on Brian Bowles in a bantamweight bout that will put the winner in line for a shot at divisional champion, Dominick Cruz and to open up the night a welterweight slugfest between top contenders Martin Kampmann and Rick Story is expected to deliver fireworks.
All fighters made weight for tomorrow’s UFC event except for Shamar Bailey. Miguel Torres and his opponent Nick Pace. See the detailed results below:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Dan Henderson (203) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ()
Cung Le (185) vs. Wanderlei Silva (185)
Brian Bowles (136) vs. Urijah Faber (136)
Martin Kampmann (170.5) vs. Rick Story (170.5)
Stephan Bonnar (205) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike TV)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Jason Brilz (204)
Michael McDonald (136) vs. Alex Soto (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Tom Lawlor (185) vs. Chris Weidman (185.5)
Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Nick Pace (141)+ vs. Miguel Torres (137)*
Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Matt Brown (171)
Shamar Bailey (158)* vs. Danny Castillo (155)
* – Has two hours to make weight
+ – Forfeits 20 percent of his purse for missing weight
UPDATE: Torres made weight on third attempt
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