LAS VEGAS -- If Friday's weigh-ins were any indication, Saturday night's atmosphere at the MGM Grand Garden Arena should be memorable.
One of the largest weigh-in crowds for a non-Anderson Silva fight in Las Vegas in quite some time showed up Friday for the UFC 167 weigh-ins. With sizable and vocal contingents on hand for both fighters, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks both hit the 170-pound title-fight limit for their main-event bout.
St-Pierre (24-2) is aiming to set several UFC records: A victory over Hendricks would be his 19th in the UFC, which would break his current tie with Matt Hughes. It would also mark his 12th victory in a UFC title fight, which would break the mark he now shares with Silva. And if the bout goes more than 40 seconds, he'll surpass B.J. Penn's mark of five hours, three minutes, 51 seconds total Octagon time.
"Don't blink, it's going to be a good fight," said St-Pierre.
"I'm going to knock him out, that's all I'm going to do," said Hendricks (15-1).
All 24 fighters made weight for the UFC's 20th anniversary card.
Main Card (PPV)
Georges St-Pierre (170) vs. Johny Hendricks (170)
Rashad Evans (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (206)
Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Robbie Lawler (170)
Josh Koscheck (170) vs. Tyron Woodley (171)
Tim Elliott (125) vs. Ali Bagautinov (126)