For those of you who weren’t already planning to sleep in tomorrow, CagePotato will be liveblogging the UFC’s first event in China, which will be broadcast pretty damn early in the morning for us Westerners; the main card kicks off on FUEL at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT, so be here if you can.
The weigh-ins went down earlier today, with the Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin main event and eight supporting bouts becoming official — but not everybody made it to the scale. Hours before weigh-ins, doctors declared that Korean rookie Hyun Gyu Lim was medically unfit to compete, and he was pulled from his prelim bout against David Mitchell. Though Lim’s medical issue was not disclosed, MMAWeekly.com says it was a problem related to his weight cut. Mitchell, who was coming in as an injury replacement for Marcelo Guimaraes, will be paid his show money but won’t be competing on the card.
Lim is the second South Korean fighter to drop off the Macao event, following Kyung Ho Kang‘s injury withdrawal. Replacing Kang against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres will be Pancrase/DEEP standout vet Motonobu Tezuka. All told, eight of UFC on FUEL 6‘s nine scheduled bouts will feature an Asian fighter, although only one of them is actually Chinese. Full weigh-in results are after the jump. So you gonna watch this thing with us, or what?
FUEL TV MAIN CARD
Cung Le (186) vs. Rich Franklin (185)
Stanislav Nedkov (203) vs. Thiago Silva (205)
Paulo Thiago (169.5) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (170.5)
Mac Danzig (155) vs. Takanori Gomi (155)
Jon Tuck (156) vs. Tiequan Zhang (155)
Jeff Hougland (135) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135.5)
Motonobu Tezuka (135.5) vs. Alex Caceres (136)
John Lineker (126) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (125.5)
Tom DeBlass (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (186)