The UFC on FUEL TV 8 weigh-ins took place in Japan today at the Saitama Super Arena and the fight card is now official with eleven fights.
Tomorrow night’s fight card will be headlined by a five round light heavyweight bout as former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva (204 lbs) meets former WEC champion Brian Stann (206 lbs).
Both fighters are making their return to the light heavyweight division for this fight and Wanderlei said on the weigh-in show on FUEL TV that he wants to win by knockout.
“I’m going to try and take him down and knock him out,” Wanderlei said.
The only fighter that did not make weight during the official weigh-in event was Diego Sanchez. He weighed in at 158 pounds, which is two pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 pounds. With Sanchez missing weight, he will be deducted 20 percent of his purse and his fight with Takanori Gomi is now a catchweight bout of 158 pounds.
The complete UFC on FUEL TV 8 Weigh-In Results are below:
Main Card: (FUEL TV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Wanderlei Silva (204) vs. Brian Stann (206)
Mark Hunt (266) vs. Stefan Struve (260)
Takanori Gomi (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (158) *
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Hector Lombard (186)
Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Rani Yahya (146)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada (171)
Preliminary Card: (Facebook – 7:50 p.m. ET/4:50 p.m. PT)
Riki Fukuda (186) vs. Brad Tavares (185)
Takeya Mizugaki (136) vs. Bryan Caraway (135)
Cristiano Marcello (156) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (155)
Alex Caceres (136) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (135)
Marcelo Guimaraes (171) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (171)
* – Diego Sanchez missed the lightweight limit of 156 lbs and he will be deducted 20 percent of his purse.