UFC Fight Night 29 Weigh-in Live Blog for Maia vs. Shields Card
UFC Fight Night 29 hails from Brazil, and a significant welterweight scrap will serve as the event's main event.
No. 4-ranked Demian Maia will take on Jake Shields. The fight between the two grappling specialists offers one of the most intriguing battles in the division. Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim will be in the co-main event as each welterweight tries to lay claim to a top-10 spot.
Jake Shields (171) vs. Demian Maia (171)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Erick Silva (170)
Matt Hamill (205) vs. Thiago Silva (208)*
Joey Beltran (205) vs. Fabio Maldonado (204)
Mike Pierce (171) vs. Rousimar Palhares (171)
T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Raphael Assuncao (135)
Ildemar Alcantara (171) vs. Igor Araujo (171)
Yan Cabral (170) vs. David Mitchell (171)
Chris Cariaso (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (126)
Allan Patrick (155) vs. Garett Whiteley (156)
I'll be updating the blog with photos and videos as the UFC posts them.
Demian Maia caps off the weigh-ins by tipping the scale at 171. The main event is official.
Jake Shields hits 171. He looks good.
Silva comes in at a clean 170 pounds.
Kim makes the welterweight limit at 171 pounds.
The co-main event is next to weigh-in. Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim.
Thiago Silva walks off the scale at 208 pounds. He'll have one hour to cut two pounds or forfeit some purse money.
Matt Hamill steps on the scale at 205 pounds.
Maldonado and Beltran chat back and forth, and they are pumped to have a scrap tomorrow night. The crowd was into it. Don't expect a lot of flair in that fight. An exciting brawl awaits.
Fabio Maldonado is in under the limit at 204 pounds.
Joey Beltran comes in at 205.
Palhares looks remarkably slimmer at the new weight. He tips the scale at 171.
Mike Pierce is the first on the scale for his bout against Rousimar Palhares. Pierce is all smiles at 171 pounds.
Assuncao looks solid on the scale. He hits the 135 pound mark.
TJ Dillashaw comes in at 136 pounds.
Top 10 bantamweight battle is up next: Raphael Assuncao vs. TJ Dillashaw.
Ildemar Alcantara makes the welterweight bout official by coming in at 171 as well.
Igor Araujo makes weight at 171 pounds.
David Mitchell weighs in at 171 pounds. His opponent Yan Cabral makes 170. Another fight down without any issue.
Iliarde Santos hits the 126 mark.
Chris Cariaso nails the flyweight number by coming in at 125 pounds.
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