LAS VEGAS -- All 22 fighters were on weight Friday for their Saturday bouts at UFC 162.
This, of course, includes both main eveners, Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Silva (33-4, 16-0 UFC), who is looking to make his 11th successful UFC middleweight title defense, clocked in at 184 in front of the near-capacity crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, one pound under the limit. Weidman (9-0, 5-0 UFC), who got a mixed reaction from the crowd, weighed 185.
"All the fighters here tomorrow are the best in the world," said Silva, who got in Weidman's face during their post-fight square off. "Not me."
"He's the best, but this is my time to shine," said Weidman. "History is being made."
For the most part, the weigh-ins for Saturday's fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and subsequent square-offs went without a hitch. But things got tense in the staredown between Norman Parke and Kazuki Tokudome. Tokudome pressed his forhead against Parke, and Parke responded by headbutting Tokudome off of him, which caused UFC president Dana White to rush in and separate the duo.
Mark Munoz (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186)