UFC on FX 1: Weigh-In Results for Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller Fight Card
The UFC will make its return to Music City this Friday as they present the UFC on FX: Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller fight card. The event marks the first time the promotion has been back to Nashville since April 2009, when they presented a card that was headlined by a welterweight bout between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann.
The two fighters competing in the main event on Friday find themselves in somewhat of a pressure-filled situation, as each is coming off a loss in his last bout. Also of note, before suffering those losses Guillard and Miller had heard their names whispered as potential candidates for a shot at the UFC lightweight title.
Miller was riding a seven-fight winning streak before running into the freight train that is Benson Henderson on Aug. 14, 2011. Henderson dominated Miller on the way to unanimous decision victory, earning himself a shot at UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
For Guillard, he saw a five-fight winning streak end just 47 seconds into his UFC 136 bout against Joe Lauzon. The swift end being the result of Lauzon clamping on a rear-naked choke and forcing the tap from Guillard.
The UFC’s lightweight division is full or worthy competitors, a win in this bout keeps the victor’s name in the mind of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, while the vanquished fighter will tumble further down the ranks, putting their hopes at a title shot all the more out of reach.
Main Card (FX)
Melvin Guillard (156) vs. Jim Miller (155)
Duane "Bang" Ludwig (170.5) vs. Josh Neer (171)
Mike Easton (135) vs. Jared Papazian (135.5)
Pat Barry (242) vs. Christian Morecraft (256)
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Jorge Rivera (185.5) vs. Eric Schafer (185)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Kamal Shalorus (155.5)
Charlie Brenneman (170.5) vs. Daniel Roberts (170.5)
Fabricio Camoes (157.5)* vs. Tommy Hayden (155.5)
Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Pat Schilling (145)
Nick Denis (135.5) vs. Joseph Sandoval (135)
*Camoes will be given additional time to make the 156 pound limit.
In the main event we have lightweights Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller. Miller steps onto the scale 155 while a smiling Guillard weighs 156 on his first attempt. The towel comes out and Guillard makes the 156 pound limit.
No drama at this staredown as Guillard wears a smile and the two shake hands before moving on to rehydrate.
The co-main event features welterweights Josh Neer coming in at 171 and his opponent Duane Ludwig, who weighs in at 170.5.
Next up are bantamweights. Jared Papazian comes iin at 135.5 while his opponent, owner of one of the best mean mugs in the UFC, Mike Easton comes in at 135.
The heavyweights are up next with Christian Morecraft looking a lot slimmer than in the past and weighing in at 256, while his opponent Pat Barry comes in at 242. The staredown ends with Barry cracking up and the fighters leaving the stage.
Middleweight veterans Jorge Rivera and Eric Schafer are next up with Schafer clocking in at 185 and Rivera at 185.5.
Another lightweight bout is up next and both fighters come in on weight, Khabib Nurmagomedov at 155 and Kamal Shalorus at 155.5.
Welterweights Daniel Roberts and Charlie Brenneman both come in at 170.5.
A lightweight bout is next with Thomas Hayden coming in at 155.5 while his opponent Fabricio Camoes comes in overweight at 157.5. He will have two hours to lose the weight.
Next up are two featherweights, Daniel Pineda and Pat Schilling both weigh in at 145.
First two fighters to step on the scale are bantamweights. Nick Denis checks in at 135.5 while his opponent Joseph Sandoval tips the scale at 135.
Jay Glazer, Stephan Bonnar and Ariel Helwani host the Fuel weigh in show. Helwani offers his favorite weigh in moment when Cheick Kongo turned his back at the UFC 107 weigh in.
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