LAS VEGAS -- The UFC 141
fighters hit the scales as planned at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but not everything went exactly according to plan. Nate Diaz failed to hit the lightweight mark on his first try, coming in at 157 pounds -- one pound over the 156-pound limit. Although Donald Cerrone indicated he was perfectly willing to give his opponent the excess weight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission was not so quite so lax, giving Diaz one hour to remedy the situation.
In the main event, Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem weighed in at 263 pounds with his jeans on. His opponent, Brock Lesnar, first flexed himself into a frenzy, then stepped on the scales and hit the heavyweight limit at 266 pounds.
After making weight, Lesnar immediately turned and walked off the stage, leaving Overeem alone to share his thoughts with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan.The former Strikeforce and K-1 champion drew cheers when he said it felt "very good to finally be in the UFC," and predicted a "pretty short" night of work for himself, promising a first or second-round knockout.
Full weigh-in results are below.
Main card (pay-per-view)
Alistair Overeem (263) vs. Brock Lesnar (266)
Donald Cerrone (156) vs. Nate Diaz (157)*
Jon Fitch (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (170)
Alexander Gustafsson (203) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (205)
Nam Phan (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145)TV prelims (Spike TV)
Ross Pearson (145) vs. Junior Assuncao (145)
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Anthony Njokuani (154)Prelims (Facebook)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Sean Pierson (171)
Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (155)
Matt Riddle (170) vs. Luis Ramos (171)
Manny Gamburyan (146) vs. Diego Nunes (145)
* Diaz weighed in at 156 pounds on his third try.