UFC 179 Weigh-In Results: Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes Make Weight, Three Fighters Miss Mark on First Attempt
Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes cleared the final hurdle for their headlining fight tomorrow night at UFC 179, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The champion Aldo came in at 145 pounds, as did the #1 contender Mendes.
Three men failed to make weight on their initial attempt, however, as Scott Jorgensen, Fabricio Camoes and Tony Martin came in too heavy. They have one hour to shed the additional weight.
Here are the weigh-in results for UFC 179.
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM/ ET)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Chad Mendes (145)
Phil Davis (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205)
Fabio Maldonado (205) vs. Hans Stringer (206)
Darren Elkins (145) vs. Lucas Martins (146)
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Diego Ferreira (156)
Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 PM/ET)
William Macario (170)vs. Neil Magny (171)
Yan Cabral (156) vs. Naoyuki Kotani (155)
Scott Jorgensen (128)* vs. Wilson Reis (125)
Felipe Arantes (146) vs. Andre Fili (146)
Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 PM/ET)
Gilbert Burns (155) vs. Christos Giagos (156)
Fabricio Camoes (158)* vs. Tony Martin (157)
UFC’s Cain Velasquez Recovering From Successful Surgery, Spring Return Likely
Although 2014 will close out without Cain Velasquez fighting, the UFC heavyweight champ will reportedly be ready to compete again sometime in spring, 2015.
Recently it was announced that Velasquez was withdrawing from his November 15th bout with Fabricio Werdum, due to a knee injury. In a follow up report , the champion’s coach Javier Mendez, has revealed that Velasquez has undergone successful surgery to repair a partial tear of his meniscus. As a result, the renowned fighter should be able to compete again in early 2015, likely in March.
Mendez added in the report that he expects Velasquez will be ready to resume full out training in December.
Due to Velasquez being injured, Mark Hunt has been tapped to fight Werdum for an interim title at UFC 180.
The 32 year-old Velasquez hasn’t fought now since last October, when he stopped Junior dos Santos in the fifth round.
NFC COMING NOVEMBER 22
THIS WEEK'S TV FIGHTS
Telemundo - Oct 24 (11:35PM ET/PT)
Edwin Rodriguez vs. Ricardo Rodriguez
PPV - Oct 25 (10PM ET/7PM PT)
Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2
(UFC featherweight title)
UniMas - Oct 25 (11PM ET/PT)
Jose Ramirez vs. David Rodela