Below are the results to the weigh-ins for tomorrow nights Ultimate Fight Night 18. Only one bout will suffer due to poor weight loss and that is Jeremy Stephens Vs. Gleison Tibau. Due to the fact that neither fighter weighed in as they should of done at the 155 mark that bout will be contested at a catch-weight of 158lbs.
Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)
Ryan Bader (206) vs. Carmelo Marrero (205)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Tyson Griffin (156)
Junie Browning (156) vs. Cole Miller (156)
Jeremy Stephens (158) vs. Gleison Tibau (156.5)
Ricardo Almeida (185.5) vs. Matt Horwich (185)
Brock Larson (171) vs. Jesse Sanders (171)
Nick Catone (186) vs. Tim Credeur (186)
Nissen Osterneck (186) vs. Jorge Rivera (185)
Rob Kimmons (185) vs. Joe Vedepo (184)
Tim McKenzie (184.5) vs. Aaron Simpson (186)
**Ryan Jensen (186) vs. Steve Steinbeiss (186)
** Ryan Jensen and Steve Steinbeiss did not weigh-in with the rest of the fighters due to an administrative issue. Shortly after the proceedings both fighters took to the scales and came away at 186lbs. Good enough for a fight in the middleweight division due to no title being defended.
Ultimate Fight Night 18 will air live across North America tomorrow night on Spike TV at 8 PM EST. Directly following the event will be the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter, USA vs. UK:
Episode 1 Bangers and Mashers: For the first time ever, The Ultimate Fighter will be country vs. country as the United States takes on the United Kingdom. Dana White travels to England to watch 16 of Great Britain’s toughest welterweights and lightweights fight their way onto coach Michael Bisping’s UK Team.
This post though is a preview of UFN 18. A quick look at the fights taking place on the main card.
Cole Miller Vs. Junie Browning
The first fight of the night is Ultimate Fighter bad-ass Junie Browning (3-0) in his second UFC fight against Cole Miller (13-3).
This fight is a clash of fighting styles as Miller likes to take the fight to the ground but has the ability too stand if needed. Browning though likes to keep the fight standing. It will be interesting to see where this fight leads and if Junie can keep his unbeaten record.
I can see this fight going in Junie’s direction via (T)KO in the second round at the latest.
Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Dos Anjos will be coming into this fight looking for his first win in the UFC after losing his debut to Jeremy Stephens. Dos Anjos is currently 11-3. He likes to take his opponents to the ground and work for the submissions.
Griffin also likes the ground game but he is more of a wrestler looking to punch his opponent out on the mat.
I think Griffin will easily take this fight. It might not end before the judges get a hold of it but anything less than a 30-27 for Griffin and he should be disappointed in himself.
Ryan Bader v. Carmello Marrero
Both these guys have excellent wrestling skills. Bader is currently undefeated though going into this bout 8-0 in MMA with one of those victories in the UFC. Seven of Bader’s victories came before the final buzzer as well proving his great fighting ability.
I would expect Bader to take this fight via (T)KO early on, in either the first or second round.
Carlos Condit v. Martin Kampmann
The main event of the evening featuring former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (23-4, all 23 wins via stoppage) making his debut in the UFC fighting Martin Kampmann (14-2).
Condit will be looking to place his foot firmly in the UFC welterweight ladder after holding the WEC title for so long. Kampmann is also looking to place his foot firmly in that division in this, his second fight.
I feel that Condit has a more well-rounded fighting game with decent skills in both striking and grappling. Even though I feel Condit has the better game I would expect this fight to go the distance and maybe finish up with a split decision win in the favor of Carlos Condit.
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WEC 41 will be taking place on June 7th and will feature a rematch between two featherweight greats, Mike Brown (17-4-1) and Urijah Faber (22-2). FiveOuncesOfPain broke the news today that the rematch would happen and that Faber will have the hometown crowd on his side in Sacramento, California.
This fight is a rematch of the title fight at WEC 36 where Mike Brown shocked Faber via (T)KO in the first round.
Another point that should be noted is that the event will not be on PPV as it was previously expected to be. Obviously Zuffa realize that fans are not willing to shed out another $30 every month for their fights.