Dynamic UFC champion Jon Jones came one step closer to making history by fighting/beating his third straight former title-holder after successfully weighing in earlier this afternoon in relation to his headlining bout against Lyoto Machida at UFC 140. Specifically, “Bones” came in at 205 pounds on the dot while Machida clocked in a notch lower at 204 pounds.
All 22 of the headliners’ peers also stepped onto the scale though, unfortunately, not all were as successful as the two talented light heavyweights.
Seasoned veteran Dennis Hallman (of blue-Speedo fame) was an inexcusable 2.5 pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 for a preliminary pairing with undefeated Canadian John Makdessi. Hallman has been fined 20% of his purse for the infraction and will likely be fighting for his continued employment as a result.
Read below for a full list of weigh-in results:
John Cholish (156 lbs) vs. Mitch Clarke (154.5 lbs)
Rich Attonito (170.5 lbs) vs. Jake Hecht (170.5 lbs)
Mark Bocek (156 lbs) vs. Nik Lentz (156 lbs)
Yves Jabouin (136 lbs) vs. Walel Watson (135.5 lbs)
John Makdessi (155.5 lbs) vs. Dennis Hallman (158.5 lbs)*
Jared Hamman (185 lbs) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185 lbs)
Igor Pokrajac (205 lbs) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (206 lbs)
Mark Hominick (145 lbs) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145.5 lbs)
Brian Ebersole (170.5 lbs) vs. Claude Patrick (171 lbs)
Tito Ortiz (206 lbs) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (204.5 lbs)
Frank Mir (260 lbs) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (239 lbs)
Jon Jones (205 lbs) vs. Lyoto Machida (204 lbs)
* – Hallman will be fined 20% of his purse for missing weight
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MMATraining Take: I gave Hallman the highest likelihood of being cut with a loss at UFC 140. Consider it a guarantee now after coming in three pounds over.