Anderson Silva (184.5) vs. Nate Marquardt (182.5)
Suprisingly, Marquardt comes in lighter than expected. His weight is too far under to believe he was able to cut that much extra, maybe he has been working overtime on his conditioning for this fight. Silva looks calm and ready like always, very lengthy and lean. During the staredown Silva gets right up in Marquardt’s face and he doesn’t flinch.
Sean Sherk (154.5) vs. Hermes Franca (154.5)
Both look good and like always, Sherk looks completely ripped for this fight as he flexes on the scale. Franca is not as lean, but he looks very good and smiles as he leaves the stage.
Light Heavyweight Contender Match:
Rashad Evans (204) vs. Tito Ortiz (205.5)
Rashad looks very good like he had a pretty easy weight cut. Tito looks like he trained like crazy and is leaner than I have seen him in his recent fights. Of course, they talk non-stop trash in their poses, Tito trying to get in Rashads head and Rashad giving it right back.
Heath Herring (259) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240.5)
Both show a lot of respect for each other, Nogueira gives up a good amount of size to Herring.
Alvin Robinson (156) vs. Kenny Florian (155.5)
Robinson looks very good and packs on a good amount of mass for his 156 lb. frame. Florian looks very lean and is ready to go.
Mike Nickels (205.5) vs. Stephan Bonnar (204.5)
Diego Saraiva (155) vs. Jorge Gurgel (155.5)
Chris Lytle (169.5) vs. Jason Gilliam (171)
Mark Bocek (154.5) vs. Frank Edgar (154.5)