Weigh-Ins For UFC on FUEL TV 8 Happening On Friday In Japan
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.25.2013
Hatsu Hioki to host a Q&A...
MMA Junkie reports that weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs Stann will happen on Friday (Saturday in Japan due to the time difference) at the Saitama Super Arena just north of Tokyo.
The main event is a middleweight fight between Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1 MMA, 4-7 UFC) and Brian Stann (12-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and a co-main event heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt (8-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Stefan Struve (25-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC).
The six-fight main card airs on FUEL TV at 10 PM ET Saturday (Sunday in Japan) after a five-fight preliminary card streams on Facebook and YouTube at 7:30 PM ET.
The first fighter at the weigh-ins will step on the scale at 11 PM ET on Friday (1 PM Saturday in Japan). Doors open at 10:30 AM JST. Before the weigh-ins, fans can take part in a Q&A session with Hatsu Hioki. He will answer questions at 11 AM JST. Doors will open to the public at 10:30 AM JST. Both the Q&A sessions and weigh-ins are free to the public. Fans can also attend an autograph signing that features Chuck Liddell and Glover Teixeira before the weigh-ins from 10 a.m.-noon JST on Saturday.
Here's the full lineup for the card:
MAIN CARD (FUEL TV, 10 p.m. ET)
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim