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UFC Fight Night 136 Weigh-ins: 5 Interesting Things That You Missed

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So, the UFC Fight Night 136 weigh-ins have now taken place.

Weigh-ins are critical events which take place before the actual fight-nights to check if the fighters fit into their division's weights or not.

If a fighter fails to make the weight, then often championship matches can be made non-title or fights can be cancelled completely.

Needless to say, these events can often be tense affairs. This slideshow looks at five interesting things that took place at Fight Night 136: Moscow's weigh-ins which you may have missed.


#5 Mark Hunt massively outweighs Alexey Oleynik:

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Mark Hunt - Has the weight advantage over his opponent

Headliner Mark Hunt weighed in at a mammoth 265 pounds, thirty pounds heavier than his UFC Fight Night opponent, Alexey Oleynik.

The pair were all smiles with none of the aggravation that can sometimes cloud these affairs but the difference in size was eminently visible, even without the scales.

Hunt who could be considered a super-heavyweight is no stranger to weighing in much heavier than his opponent but one must wonder whether this will prove to be an advantage over the agile, submission machine, Olyenik.

It will be interesting to find out.


#4 No ceremonial weigh-in:

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UFC Fight Night 136's weigh-in lacked the drama of previous weigh-ins

There was no ceremonial weigh-in event today as UFC did not present the usual pomp and circumstance for the fans that often highlight these events.

It was a much more muted affair in a Moscow hotel as UFC quickly went about their business in providing the weigh-in results without too much fuss.

The fans will have to wait until Saturday night to set their eyes on the fighters instead.

Quite why there was no ceremonial weigh-in has thus far been unconfirmed but it was certainly unusual.

#3 Jin Soo Son missed weight

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Jin Soo Son - Missed weight

Jin Soo Son who is scheduled to fight Petr Yan in a Bantamweight encounter missed weight, as he hit the scales at 137 pounds.

UFC has confirmed that as a result, Son will surrender 20 percent of his purse to Yan.

Not the ideal preparation for Son who will be making his UFC debut tomorrow night.


#2 Mairbek Taisumov misses weight too:

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UFC Fight Night: Volkov v Struve

Mairbek Taisumov missed weight by a massive five pounds as he weighed in at 161 pounds, above the 156-pound limit.

Taisumov is entering his fight with Desmond Green on a five-fight winning streak but whatever the result tomorrow night, he already knows that he will be surrendering a huge 40 percent of his purse to Green.

#1 Mark Hunt continued his war on doping

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Mark Hunt - An outspoken critic of drug use in MMA

One half of Saturday night's main event, Mark Hunt took the opportunity at today's weigh-ins to publicly call out former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Fabricio Werdum, who has just been suspended for two years, following a failed drugs test.

Hunt, in an expletive-laden rant summed up his feeling by simply saying:

"That’s what you get, Fabricio, for being a weak-minded person. See you later.”

Hunt who has faced several opponents, most notably, Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, who have failed drugs tests after the fights was so incensed by this issue that he launched a lawsuit against UFC in January 2017 seeking damages from fighters who had earned ill-gotten prize money from attempting to circumvent the rules.

With that in mind, it was hardly a surprise that Hunt commented on Werdum's suspension but it made for a significant moment. Will Hunt have more to say tomorrow night, win or lose?

Tune in to UFC Fight Night 136 to find out.

Edited by Anirban Banerjee

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