The fighters weighed in for tomorrow night’s “Fight For The Troops” event (I’m really starting to wish there was a good abbreviation for that) this afternoon, and it was so close to being flawless until Luigi Fioravanti and Brodie Farber both came in over the limit for their welterweight bout. Farber was 174 and Fioravanti was 173.5, so they’ll fight at a catch weight of 173. Real nice, fellas.
The important thing is that headliners Josh Koscheck and Yoshiyuki Yoshida both made weight — barely — for their fight. I hope Yoshida is ready to struggle through a good "U.S.A.!" chant. Pro wrestling has led me to believe that it really demoralizes foreign fighters, and can sometimes even help an American get out of a sleeper hold.
The full results from today’s weigh-in, courtesy of UFC.com, are after the jump. Be sure to keep it locked in on the Potato tomorrow night beginning at 9 pm EST, because we’ll be liveblogging the shit out of this thing. And if you aren’t here to make clever quips in the comments section, who will? Not Jon Lovitz. Man, is he ever pissed at us.
Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (171)
Jonathan Goulet (171) vs. Mike Swick (171)
Razak Al-Hassan (205) vs. Steve Cantwell (206)
Matt Wiman (156) vs. Jim Miller (156)
Brodie Farber (174) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (173.5)
Johnny Rees (169) vs. Steve Bruno (171)
Brandon Wolff (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170)
Nate Loughran (185) vs. Tim Credeur (186)
Dale Hartt (156) vs. Corey Hill (155)
Justin McCully (228) vs. Eddie Sanchez (246)