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UFC 117 Weigh-Ins – Thiago Alves Misses Weight

Here are the weights for the fighters as they weighed in today:

Dennis Hallman – 171
Ben Saunders – 171

Christian Morecraft – 263
Stefan Struve – 247

Todd Brown – 206
Tim Boetsch – 206 1/2 originally, and re-weighed in at 206

Charlie Brenneman – 171
Johny Hendricks – 171

Rodney Wallace – 206
Phil Davis – 205 1/2 (the dude looks like a human V)

Rick Story – 169 1/2
Dustin Hazelett – 169 1/2

Rafael Dos Anjos – 156
Clay Guida – 156

Junior Dos Santos – 240
Roy Nelson – 263

Ricardo Almeida – 170 1/2
Matt Hughes – 170 1/2

Thiago Alves – 171 1/2 (he’s going to have to lose at least a 1/2 pound)
Jon Fitch – 170 1/2

Chael Sonnen – 185
Anderson Silva – 184 1/2

Sonnen was booed louder than Silva was.

During the stare down, Silva pretended to look away.

Sonnen told the crowd that it was the pre-funk to the retirement party of Anderson Silva hosted by Chael. I can’t believe he said pre-funk.

Silva didn’t really say much.


Bryan Alvarez from F4WOnline/Wrestling Observer says that Alves couldn’t make the weight.

Here’s what he tweeted:

Alves can’t make weight and will fight at 171.5 and forfeit 20% of purse.

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5 thoughts on “UFC 117 Weigh-Ins – Thiago Alves Misses Weight

  1. As for Alves, he needs to do something about these weight issues. 185 would be tough for him because he is very short with a small reach.

  2. This annoys me so much, and i generally wouldnt be one to go crazy over making weight. The fact of the matter is he’s been banned before for using weight cutting agents, and since then hes missed weight several times. It;s a disgrace. Just accept that you are a middleweight

  3. This was after he told a reporter that this was the easiest weight cut he’s ever had. The guy just cuts too much weight. His body just won’t cut anymore. He had 1/2 pound to cut and couldn’t do it.

  4. He needs to lose some of the immense mass he is carrying or try and become a Melvin Manhoef type middleweight.

    Him at 185 does peak my interest on second thought. Not too many elite strikers in the division and Alves could do some serious damage. The wrestlers would be an issue though.

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