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UFC 148 Weigh-In Video: Anderson Silva Outlands Chael Sonnen 1-0 in Significant Strikes


More so than any of the punches ‘The American Gangster’ landed on the champion during their first encounter, it’s been his incessant jabs since that evening that have caused the most damage. It may have taken a couple of years of unrelenting taunts, but Chael Sonnen has finally gotten under Anderson Silva‘s skin. Never underestimate the heart of a pretend champion.

Two weeks ago we saw Anderson’s cool demeanor begin to fade with promises of extreme violence against Sonnen. Things escalated on Tuesday with the champion violating Sonnen’s personal space, a press conference faux pas if ever there was one. Last night, however, the uncannily smooth Brazilian officially lost his cool, popping Sonnen with a shoulder to the face as the two squared off at the weigh-ins. I’m not sure if Brazil has area codes, but if so it’s safe to say which one Silva’s repping.

If you aren’t pumped for this fight, you’re dead inside. Actually, if you read this site, you’re probably already dead inside. So…just enjoy the fight, alright?


Full weigh-in results (via:

  • Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
  • Forrest Griffin (204) vs. Tito Ortiz (204)
  • Patrick Cote (185) vs. Cung Le (185)
  • Dong Hyun Kim (170) vs. Demian Maia (170)
  • Chad Mendes (146) vs. Cody McKenzie (145)
  • Mike Easton (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (136)
  • Fabricio Camoes (156) vs. Melvin Guillard (155 )
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
  • Riki Fukuda (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
  • John Alessio (156) vs. Shane Roller(155)
  • Yoislandy Izquierdo (156) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (156)


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XENOPHON- July 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm
OPIO - yes, that is number two. And I think Xhael was shocked.
kellyman- July 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Sometimes I think you guys get your news second-hand from people who have read day-old articles from other MMA blogs.
holeeball- July 7, 2012 at 11:56 am
Mike Dolce might be the happiest man on earth lol
Mr_Misanthropy- July 7, 2012 at 11:03 am
The fake man vs. the batman? They're both starting to lose it.
XENOPHON- July 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Nod's in agreement. That shout out sounded minor league.
holeeball- July 7, 2012 at 10:12 am
WWE is where sissy make pretend fighters talk. This is not WWE (not so far at leats).
RearNakedSpoon- July 7, 2012 at 10:06 am
He couldn't beat him (in a war of words), so instead of lowering himself to Chael's (pretend) level he buried himself far under that level with a sucker punch move at weigh-ins.
Classless Andy would be more at home on WSHH.
holeeball- July 7, 2012 at 9:41 am
Come on you sissy twats. That's whats known has a love tap. Silva loves Sonnen. Least Sonnen could do was to love back. Must up TRT prespriction haha
J-Dog- July 7, 2012 at 9:14 am
Chael is like Rodney Dangerfield - "I get no HEspect"
Cheeseburger Eddie- July 7, 2012 at 9:03 am
I think after Forest retires Tito he comes out and distracts Silva allowing Chael to get the win and setting up the rematch we all REALLY want to see, Griffin-Silva II.
OPIO- July 7, 2012 at 9:00 am
Next move is sticking his finger up Chael's butthole in round 5. It's not illegal if you use your pinky.
OPIO- July 7, 2012 at 8:58 am
That shoulder pop was one of Seagal's secret un-illegal moves.
skeletor- July 7, 2012 at 8:57 am
It's obvious Silva was trying to get disqualified. He scared.