Lyoto Machida's much talked about move to middleweight is now official, as the former light heavyweight champion made weight for his headlining fight with Mark Munoz. Machida, looking shredded and svelte in his new frame, weighed in at 185, while Munoz -- himself a big middleweight -- tipped the scales at 186.
Machida and Munoz are friends who have trained together in California, had a very cordial stare down. With the 185-pound title changing hands back in July when Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva, UFC Fight Night 30's main event figures to have loose title implications. Weidman and Silva will fight in a rematch at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.
In the co-main event, both England's own Ross Pearson (156) and Melvin Guillard (155) made weight for their lightweight showdown. Guillard, who switched camps from Denver to American Top Team, has gone just 2-4 in his last six fights. Meanwhile Pearson, is coming off of back-to-back victories over Ryan Couture and George Sotiropoulos.
All other fighters made weight with the exception of flyweight John Lineker, who came in two pounds over the 126-pound threshold. This marks the third time that Lineker has come in over weight since joining the UFC in May 2012.
UFC Fight Night 30 takes place on October 26, 2013 at Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Complete weigh-in results can be seen below.
Main card (Fox Sports 2)
Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Mark Munoz (186)
Ross Pearson (156) vs. Melvin Guillard (155)
Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Ryan Jimmo (204)
Norman Parke (155) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
Alessio Sakara (185) vs. Nicholas Musoke (186)
Phil Harris (125) vs. John Lineker (128)*
Preliminary card (Facebook/YouTube)
Al Iaquinta (155) vs. Piotr Hallmann (155)
Luke Barnatt (185) vs. Andrew Craig (186)
Rosi Sexton (135) vs. Jessica Andrade (134)
Andy Ogle (145) vs. Cole Miller (146)
Jimy Hettes (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)
Brad Scott (186) vs. Michael Kuiper (185)
*John Lineker, who weighed in two pounds over the flyweight maximum (128), was given an additional hour to cut the other two pounds. As reported on UFC Tonight, Lineker won't attempt to cut the remaining weight and will forfeit a percentage of his purse.