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UFC on FOX ‘Evans vs Davis’ Weigh-In Results & Video: Bisping Reps the 209?

“Forget all about that belt tomorrow, son.” (Video: YouTube/UFC)

Last night’s weigh-ins in the bag and we are officially one step closer to go-time. While these events are a mere formality in the fight business—I mean, who would show up unprepared, right?–they do give one more opportunity for fans to cheer or boo the fighters of their choice, and one more opportunity for fighters to win the mental war. With those assignments in mind, the men on stage and those in the bleachers made the most of the evening.

Though Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen have taken second billing on this evening’s card, they’ve more than pulled their own weight in the promotions department. While Chael has drawn plenty of hype for this bout, he’s largely focused the spotlight on himself with little attention paid to his opponent whatsoever. Bisping on the other hand has been in full heel mode in recent interviews, embracing his role as the bad guy and verbally attacking his foe whenever possible. Last night he responded to a chorus of boos by brandishing the ‘Stockton Heybuddy‘, a move that seemed to cost him a sponsor, at least momentarily. If these two jawing in the staredown didn’t get you amped for their bout, there’s little I can do for you.

Despite the main event being a mixed martial arts bout, much of the back-and-forth between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis has centered on wrestling credentials. “Mr. Wonderful” was undoubtedly the more decorated of the two during their NCAA careers, though Evans feels his in-cage ability will expose Davis’s “trash technique”. Upping the ante once more before they glove up, Davis sported a Penn State singlet as he hit the scales. Face to face, both men exuded incredible confidence and not a shred of intimidation.

 

(Video: YouTube/UFC)

 

Weigh-in Results:  (via Yahoo! Sports)

Main Bouts (on Fox):
-Rashad Evans (205) vs. Phil Davis (205)
-Chael Sonnen (185) vs. Michael Bisping (185)
-Demian Maia (186) vs. Chris Weidman (185)

Preliminary Bouts (on Fuel TV):
-Evan Dunham (155) vs. Nik Lentz (155)
-Mike Russow (251) vs. Jon Olav Einemo (253)
-Cub Swanson (145) vs. George Roop (145)
-Charles Oliveira (144) vs. Eric Wisely (145)
-Michael Johnson (156) vs. Shane Roller (156)
-Joey Beltran (228) vs. Lavar Johnson (252)

Preliminary Bout (on Facebook):
-Chris Camozzi (185) vs. Dustin Jacoby (185)

 

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XENOPHON- January 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm
@ManBearPig - I never wrestled in HS, and don't know much about it.
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That said, are you saying that Davis is the much better wrestler?
intercept440- January 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm
@ironclad...
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my bad bro i knew davis was a wreslter. but i didnt know it was for penn state..i thought it had to do with rashad's comment's..
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learn something new everyday.
ManBearPig- January 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm
If I could be serious for a moment, the singlet Davis wore was a NCAA Championship singlet. This is the quote from Yahoo!'s Maggie Hendricks, "So that singlet is Penn State's championship singlet, one that only gets broken out if a guy wrestles in the finals. Since Davis wrestled in the NCAA finals twice, he has at least one. Most schools have them, but PSU's is very recognizable because they don't have a ton of singlet options, like other schools. As a fellow Big 10er, Evans would know that. Wearing that one, and not Penn State's more traditional dark blue singlet, was a sly way of Davis saying, "Yes, I am the better wrestler.'"
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ufc-fox-2-weigh-weidman-ditches-sloppy-joes-005539088.html
RwilsonR- January 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Welcome to gatekeeper status, Rashad. After tonight, nobody will care that you fight less than once a year. Actually, I'm not sure anyone ever did.
humperdinkal- January 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm
haha, Phil david is a funny ass MFO. Buck ass Arsenio Hall teeth.
IronClad- January 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm
^Nope. I like your creativity and ability to attempt bringing a reference full circle but Davis's singlet had nothing to do with Rashads "Sandusky" joke. Davis wrestled for Penn State and its regarding Davis and Rashad's debate on wrestling pedigree. Why would a Penn State singlet, where Davis attended in anyway taunt Rashad? He could give a shit if his opponent is representing his alma mater.
intercept440- January 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm
man your guy's memories are shitty... he wore the penn state singlet , cause a few months ago rashad said he was going to worse to davis than the sandusky did to kids...
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he wore it to taunt rashad.
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anyhow davis i think is going to loses this one
Kaboom82- January 28, 2012 at 9:47 am
Davis all night.
Sonnen via Oozing machismo.
Maia via, "these here he is no strong"
Clinch-Smash- January 28, 2012 at 9:41 am
it was some db's as the school not penn state, im not a fan but i cant stand when people let one person ruin an institutions/organizations rep. im in the armed forces and i cant stand when some db goes out and kills someone or beats his wife and then we all are looked at like that.
Clinch-Smash- January 28, 2012 at 9:27 am
davis is a beast, he will win everywere the fight goes.
BryanF- January 28, 2012 at 9:25 am
did anyone else find the Penn State singlet a little weird given the recent events with the school?
ManBearPig- January 28, 2012 at 9:24 am
Davis via 3 round Fitching
Houstons db- January 28, 2012 at 9:16 am
Davis via DickFart
holeeball- January 28, 2012 at 9:11 am
That and new age white on white crime.

This is more like UFC on FIRE
dude- January 28, 2012 at 9:05 am
More black on black crime, let's do this!
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