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UFC 133 Weigh-In Results

Rashad Evans & Tito OrtizTito OrtizRashad Evans

finally have a chance to determine the winner in a sequel that seemed destined never to happen.

Ryan BaderUFC 133

main event participants made weight at the Wells Fargo Center.

The two shared a long stare after making their fight official, with Evans staring down Ortiz as he spoke to announcer Joe Rogan. After years of being the man fans love to hate, Ortiz was the favorite with the assembled crowd while Evans was booed.

"I feel great," Ortiz said. "I'm excited to take the fight. I thank Dana [White] for the opportunity. Rashad is a great freighter but I'm going to show him how much better I am tomorrow night."

Evans smirked and shook his head at the comment, embracing the villain role and telling the booing fans that they'd all want his autograph if he walked through the crowd. After a long layoff, Evans seems to be chomping at the bit to get back in the cage.

"Joe, I'm very excited," he said. "It's been 14 long months, but I've been working and getting better, and I can't wait to show the fans what I got."

Co-main event entrants Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama had one of the most civil staredowns ever, with the pair bowing to each other and shaking hands afterward. Belfort had almost a full pound on Akiyama, out-weighing him 185.4 to 184.6.

Akiyama, fighting for the first time since the natural disasters in Japan, had a message written on his chest which read, "United & Stand for Japan."

In another featured bout, 22-year-old welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald will look to take another step forward in his career coming off a spectacular win over Nate Diaz in April. He weighed in at 170.6 for the fight, while the veteran Pyle check in at 170.8.

Ivan Menjivar was the only fighter to miss weight, coming in two pounds over the bantamweight maximum limit of 136. He has two hours to lose the weight or forfeit a percentage of his purse to opponent Nick Pace.

UPDATE: Menjivar elected to take the fine rather than lose the remaining two pounds. His official weight for the fight is 138 pounds.

Main Card
Tito Ortiz (205.8) vs. Rashad Evans (204.4)

Vitor BelfortYoshihiro Akiyama


Rory MacDonaldMike Pyle


Brian EbersoleDennis Hallman

Jorge Rivera (184.6) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185.2)

Preliminary Card
Matt Hamill (206) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.4)
Rani Yahya (145.2) vs. Chad Mendes (145.8)
Ivan Menjivar (138) vs. Nick Pace (135.8)
Johny Hendricks (170.8) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
Mike Brown (146) vs. Nam Phan (145)
Rafael Natal (185.4) vs. Paul Bradley (185.2)

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