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Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Weigh-In Results

All but one fighter hit their weigh-in mark Friday evening for Saturday’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal card, including main event fighters Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal.

Melendez, the Strikeforce lightweight champion, weighed in at 155, while Masvidal hit the scale at the exact same number. The four-fight main card, which goes down at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California, will be televised by Showtime.

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Hiroko Yamanaka each were right on the number for their women’s championship match, weighing in at 145 pounds. Meanwhile, Gegard Mousasi and Ovince St. Preux came in at 206 for their light heavyweight scrap, while K.J. Noons and Billy Evangelista were at 156 for their meeting at lightweight.

The lone fighter to not make weight was Jerron Peoples, who tipped the scale at 180.5 pounds – 10 over his projected weight for a meeting with Roger Bowling. The bout will now be contested at a catchweight of 179 and has gone from business to personal as Bowling got in the face of Peoples regarding his lack of respect in terms of gross missing weight.

Fans can catch the main card tomorrow night on Showtime starting at 10:30 PM EST.

Here is a complete list of weigh-in results:

Fernando Gonzalez (186) vs. Eddie Mendez (186)
Chris Brown (170) vs. Herman Terrado (170.5)
Devin Cole (248) vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones (265)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Jerron Peoples (180.5)*
Caros Fodor (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (156)
Billy Evangelista (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156)
Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206)
Cristiane Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145)
Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)

* – Fight will now be a 179-pound catchweight bout

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

4 COMMENTS
  • edub says:

    Wow, 10 lbs overweight?

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Brutal

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  • G-DUB says:

    Indeed. The % of purse that goes to the other fighter should depend on by how many lbs weight was missed. It is just logical that once a fighter knows they won’t make weight, they have no further incentive to continue cutting as much as possible. A 10 lb miss should cost a fighter at least 50% of their purse.

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  • edub says:

    Honestly, they shouldn’t allow the fight to take place. But Roger probably said fuck it. He strikes me as that kind of a guy.

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