UFC 166 Weigh-Ins Set For This Friday In Houston
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
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MMA Junkie reports that weigh-ins for UFC 166 will happen Friday at the Toyota Center in Houston. The first fighter steps on the scale at 4 PM CT and doors open to the public at 3 PM. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Before the weigh-ins, there will be a Q&A session with lightweight Josh Thomson. In December, Thomson will fight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento. He got his title shot thanks to an injury to TJ Grant and the fact that he won "Knockout of the Night" by beating Nate Diaz in April, his first UFC fight in almost nine years. In May 2012, he lost a split decision to Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce lightweight title. The Q&A will be available for the UFC Fight Club members, with doors opening at 1:30 PM CT and the Q&A happening at 2 PM CT.
The next night will be UFC 166, which has a main event heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and former champ Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC), a heavyweight fight between Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and a lightweight fight between Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC). It airs on PPV after preliminary fights on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.
Here's the full card:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos - for heavyweight title