There may be 24 fighters hitting the scales at today’s UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao II weigh-ins, but the eyes of the MMA world are going to be focused on one man. No, not Jose Aldo, nor Renan Barao or Urijah Faber or that Lamas guy; I’m talking about supposed flyweight John Lineker, who battles Ali Bagautinov in a potential #1 contender bout tomorrow night.
I say “supposed” because Lineker has shown up heavy for three of his past five fights at flyweight, attaching an unfortunate asterisk to his current four-fight winning streak. Thankfully, Lineker says he has finally made the correct changes to his weight-cutting regimen, so join us after the jump to see how he and the rest of the fighters competing at tomorrow’s event fare in today’s weigh-ins.
Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber (134.5)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Ricardo Lamas (144.5)
Alistair Overeem (257) vs. Frank Mir (256.5)
Ali Bagautinov (126) vs. John Lineker (127*)
Abel Trujillo (155.5) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
John Makdessi (155) vs. Alan Patrick (155.5)
Chris Cariaso (125) vs. Danny Martinez (125.5)
Nick Catone (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (18.5)
Al Iaquinta (155) vs. Kevin Lee (155.5)
Andy Enz (184.5) vs. Clint Hester (185.5)
Rashid Magomedov (155) vs. Tony Martin (155.5)
Neil Magny (170.25) vs. Gasan Umalatov (170)
*I know, I know
[UPDATE] Lineker has made weight. Thank Christ.