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Frank Mir steps on the scale 20 pounds heavier than champion Junior dos Santos

The entire lot of competitors slated for action at UFC 146 stepped on the scale earlier this afternoon and all made weight, not necessarily a surprise in the case of the evening’s main card competitors who are all heavyweights and were at little risk of exceeding the 265-pound limit. The show’s main event and co-headlining bout featured the greatest disparity in terms of weight with a 20-plus pound gap between opponents in each bout.

Specifically, divisional champion Junior dos Santos weighed 239 pounds in comparison to Frank Mir’s 261 pounds, while Antonio Silva was the largest fighter on the card at 264 pounds with Cain Velasquez coming in at 240 flat.

A video of the weigh-ins including an intense staredown between Silva-Velasquez can be found below followed by a full list of results:

Paul Sass (156 lbs) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155 lbs)
Kyle Kingsbury (205 lbs) vs. Glover Teixeira (204 lbs)
Mike Brown (145 lbs) vs. Daniel Pineda (146 lbs)
Diego Brandao (145 lbs) vs. Darren Elkins (145 lbs)
Edson Barboza (155 lbs) vs. Jamie Varner (156 lbs)
C.B. Dollaway (186 lbs) vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (185 lbs)
Dan Hardy (170 lbs) vs. Duane Ludwig (171 lbs)
Dave Herman (233 lbs) vs. Roy Nelson (254 lbs)
Shane Del Rosario (246 lbs) vs. Stipe Miocic (245 lbs)
Lavar Johnson (248 lbs) vs. Stefan Struve (255 lbs)
Antonio Silva (264 lbs) vs. Cain Velasquez (240 lbs)
Junior Dos Santos (239 lbs) vs. Frank Mir (261 lbs)

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

MMATraining Take: The weights on this card remind me of how badly MMA needs a cruiserweight division covering 206-240 pounds. It’s silly that other weight-classes have to be within 10-15 pounds of each other (and are typically closer to 2-3 pounds apart) when looking at the heavyweights’ differences.

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