TORONTO -- The pressure that comes with wearing a UFC championship belt might take its toll on some fighters, but light heavyweight champ Jon Jones
seems to only get more comfortable with the idea as time wears on. The 24-year-old phenom soaked up the cheers and the jeers with a calm smile and a friendly wave at the Air Canada Centre on Friday afternoon, weighing in at 205 pounds on the nose for his title defense against former champ Lyoto Machida
at UFC 140
on Saturday night.
Machida, on the other hand, seemed gripped by a nervous intensity from the moment he hit the stage. The 33-year-old Brazilian kept a stone-faced countenance as he clocked in at 204 pounds for the bout. Jones, meanwhile, seemed less affected than ever by the mixed response, looking loose and relaxed all the way through the afternoon's proceedings.
The weigh-in wasn't such a light-hearted affair for every fighter on the card, however. Dennis Hallman
's move to lightweight got off to a rocky start as he weighed in at 158.5 pounds for a 155-pound bout. Elsewhere on the undercard, Canadian Mitch Clarke
looked like he'd stumbled onto the stage straight from the sauna, wavering on the scale as if he might pass out at any moment. However nasty the cut may have been, at least Clarke was successful. He might have even been too successful, as he came in a half-pound under the lightweight mark at 154.5 pounds.
Full weigh-in results are below.
Main card (pay-per-view)
Jon Jones (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204)
Frank Mir (260) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (239)
Tito Ortiz (206) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (204.5)
Claude Patrick (171) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5)
Mark Hominick(145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145.5)Televised prelims (ION and Sportsnet)
Krzysztof Soszynski (206) vs. Igor Pokrajac (205)
Constantinos Philippou (185) vs. Jared Hamman (185)
Dennis Hallman (158.5) vs. John Makdessi (155.5)
Yves Jabouin (136) vs. Walel Watson (135.5)Prelims (Facebook)
Mark Bocek (156) vs. Nik Lentz (156)
Rich Attonito (170.5) vs. Jake Hecht (170.5)
Mitch Clarke (154.5) vs. John Cholish (156)