UFC 166 Weigh-In Results
HOUSTON, TX (The Spread) – The fighters hit the scales for UFC 166 on Friday, making the main-card bouts official. Here is a look at the weigh-in results.
UFC 166 will take place from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET.
The main event of Saturday’s card is a bout for the UFC Heavyweight Championship as Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title against Junior Dos Santos (16-2). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Velasquez is the favorite to retain his title, as he has odds of -205 to win, while Dos Santos has been given a money line of +165 to prevail. Dos Santos was the first to hit the scales on Friday and he came in at 240 pounds. The champion, Velasquez, came in at 241 pounds. Both looked lean and in good shape. The two looked tense when they faced off, as this is the third fight between these two over the last few years. Dos Santos owns a KO win over Velasquez, while the champion owns a dominant five-round decision over Dos Santos.
The co-main event of Saturday’s card is also a heavyweight clash as top contender Daniel Cormier (12-0) takes on Roy Nelson (19-8). According to oddsmakers, Cormier is the clear favorite, as he has odds of -600 to win, while Nelson has a money line of +400 to prevail. On Friday, Nelson weighed in at 249 pounds while Cormier hit the scales at 224 pounds. Cormier is planning a move down to light heavyweight following this fight, which is why he is coming in light. The two had a respectful staredown following their weigh-in. Despite the size edge for Nelson, Cormier still has the strength advantage and should be able to get the fight to the ground. The key for a Nelson win would be simply landing the big right hand.
For complete weigh-in results for the bouts that will take place at UFC 166, see below.
UFC 166 Main Card Weigh-In Results
Junior Dos Santos (240) vs. Cain Velasquez (241)
Roy Nelson (249) vs. Daniel Cormier (224)
Gilbert Melendez (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
Gabriel Gonzaga (257) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
ohn Dodson (125) vs. Darrell Montague (126)