UFC 103 weigh-in

September, 18, 2009
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By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com
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5:33 p.m. ET -- Rich Franklin versus Vitor Belfort. Belfort appears slightly soft for the weight: 197 and a half. Had his socks on. Takes them off. 196 and a half. Takes off his wedding ring. Takes off his underwear. I'm really uncomfortable. 196 and a quarter. Either he goes for a run or he goes to the bathroom. Shouldn't be an issue.

Company man Franklin steps on the scale. How complacent is he? He took the nickname "Ace" without any resistance. 185 even.

5:26 p.m. ET -- Mirko "Cro Cop" versus Junior dos Santos. Last names are for sissies. Dos Santos is 236, "Cro-Cop" -- sporting a Pride shirt, which may confuse some newer fans -- is 226. Mirko's thighs will be weighed in separately.

5:24 p.m. ET -- Martin Kampmann versus Paul Daley. Crickets for these two after Trigg-Koscheck. Daley is 170. Kampmann is 169.5.

5:22 p.m. ET -- Josh Koscheck versus Frank Trigg. Trigg, showing early indications of old-man strength, is 170 and a quarter; Koscheck, showing every indication of being obnoxious, is 170.

5:19 p.m. ET -- Tyson Griffin versus Hermes Franca. I have a new name for any choke Franca pulls off in competition: The Hermes scarf. Right? What? No. OK. Wait -- Franca has a Muppet on his head. He looks like someone spilled grape soda on his hair.
Interesting style choice. Weight -- 159, some kind of catchweight agreement. Griffin has very boring hair. 155.5

5:17 p.m. ET -- Efrain Escudero versus Cole Miller. A beaming Miller sits down to take off his shoes and socks. He appears to be very comfortable undressing for a crowd. 155 even. "Ultimate Fighter" winner Escudero is 157. First flub of the evening.

5:14 p.m. ET -- Drew McFedries versus Tomasz Drwal. Drwal is 185 even. McFedries looks to be in pretty terrific shape --185 and a quarter.

5:12 p.m. ET -- Jim Miller versus Steve Lopez. Lopez is 154 and a half. Miller might take the scale to a decision. 154.5.

5:10 p.m. ET -- Rafaello Oliveira versus Nik Lentz. Two UFC-debuting fighters: Does that cancel out first-time nerves? Oliveira is 155 and a quarter. A very bored-looking Lentz, 155.

5:08 p.m. ET -- Rick Story versus Brian Foster. Foster is 170 and three quarters; "The Horror" Story is 170 even.

5:07 p.m. ET -- Eliot Marshall versus Jason Brilz. Brilz is 205.25. Really on the nose with the ounces. Marshall is 204 "and three quarters." So, 205. Good God.

5:05 p.m. ET -- Vladimir Matyushenko versus Igor Pokrajac: Pokrajac clocks in at 203. Matyushenko, all Russian stoicism, is 205.

5:02 p.m. ET -- Rob Emerson versus Rafael Dos Anjos: After deliberation, Dos Anjos is determined to be 155.5, Emerson the same. Emerson has a massive tattoo on the back of his skull. The betting line moves in his favor.

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