(Chubby Paulo. Photo courtesy of MMA Weekly.)
If missing weight was the cool thing to do at today’s WEC weigh-ins, you can just call Paulo Filho the Brazilian Fonzie. Filho was a full seven pounds over the limit for tomorrow night’s event, coming in at 192 pounds. This is his first fight back after a nearly ten-month layoff due to problems with depression and drugs, and coming in ridiculously overweight is not typically how you want to return to action. He needs to drop the seven pounds within the two-hour limit given by the Florida Commission, otherwise there will be no title on the line and maybe no fight at all.
Update: On his second attempt, Filho weighed in at 189 pounds, still four pounds over. The fight will go forward as a non-title affair.
Just for kicks, Mike Brown also weighed in over the limit, but thankfully he only missed his mark by a half-pound. Brown weighed in at 145.5, which would have been fine for a non-title affair, but what with Urijah Faber‘s WEC featherweight title on the line he had to go spit in a cup for an hour or so. On his second attempt, Brown hit the 145 pound mark.
Full WEC weigh-in results are after the jump.
Urijah Faber (144.5) vs. Mike Brown (145)
Paulo Filho (192) vs. Chael Sonnen (184.5)
Jens Pulver (146) vs. Leonard Garcia (145.5)
Jake Rosholt (185.5) vs. Nissen Osterneck (184.5)
Rob McCullough (155.5) vs. Donald Cerrone (156)
David Avellan (185) vs. Aaron Simpson (184.5)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Jonathan Brookins (146)
Carmelo Marrero (206) vs. Steve Steinbeiss (202)
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Rafael Dias (155)
Yoshiro Maeda (135) vs. Rani Yahya (137)