During the weigh-ins Friday afternoon, Velasquez stepped on the scale first, registering at 244 pounds, while Lesnar weighed-in (with massive beard) just one pound under the limit at 264 pounds.
Weigh-in results are after the jump.
Velasquez told announcer Joe Rogan after the weigh-ins to "expect a war" in the fight, before sending a message to his Hispanic fans. Lesnar offered a more definitive conclusion:
"Brock Lesnar getting his hands raised," the champ said. "That's exactly how it's going to go."
All the other fighters made weight for the card. In a memorable appearance, the eccentric Tom Lawlor took to the stage to pay homage to another UFC original, this time Art Jimmerson, a boxer known to MMA fans for wearing only one glove in his fight against Royce Gracie at UFC 1.
Brock Lesnar (264) vs. Cain Velasquez (244)
Jake Shields (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)
Tito Ortiz (206) vs. Matt Hamill (203.5)
Brendan Schaub (239) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (254)
Diego Sanchez (170.5) vs. Paulo Thiago (170.5)
Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
Court McGee (184.5) vs. Ryan Jensen (185)
Patrick Côté (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (185)
Unaired Preliminary Bouts
Mike "The Joker" Guymon (170) vs. Daniel "Ninja" Roberts (170)
Sam Stout (155.5) vs. Paul Taylor (155)
Chris Camozzi (185) vs. Dong Yi Yang (186)
Jon Madsen (254.5) vs. Gilbert Yvel (249)