(Spong vs. DeAnda face-off, via ZombieProphet)
The fighters competing at tomorrow night’s World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda event weighed in today at Dave and Buster’s in Ontario, California, and things went smoothly for the most part. The headliners made weight. Newell made weight. Jorge Santiago weighed in at 172.4 pounds on his first attempt, but was more than two pounds lighter when he tried again. And Lew Polley showed up at 237 pounds for a light-heavyweight bout. Holy shit. Awesome.
Polley’s weight wasn’t even announced publicly — WSOF officials only said that he was “significantly over” the contracted weight and removed him from the bout — but MMAJunkie’s John Morgan got the actual number from an event source. By the way, Polley missing weight by 32 pounds puts him at #1 on the Weigh-In Failure Leaderboard, destroying the old record of 23.75. Polley has already apologized on twitter, although he didn’t offer an explanation as to what went wrong.
Tomorrow night’s event was supposed to be Polley’s WSOF debut, and it’s unlikely that the promotion will have him back. Fortunately, Polley’s scheduled opponent Hans Stringer was paid his show money. The full WSOF 4 weigh-in results are after the jump, in case you’re curious.
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT)
Tyrone Spong (205) vs. Angel DeAnda (205)
Marlon Moraes (136) vs. Brandon Hempleman (136)
Nick Newell (155) vs. Keon Caldwell (156)
Ray Sefo (255) vs. Dave Huckaba (264)
Tyson Griffin (156) vs. Gesias Cavalcante (156)
PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)
Gerald Harris (171) vs. Jorge Santiago (170.2)
Antonio McKee (155) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (156)
Lew Polley vs. Hans Stringer
Jared Papazian (136) vs. John Robles (134)
Isaac Gutierrez (150) vs. Victor Valenzuela (150)