Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos make weight as rubber match for heavyweight title at UFC 166 looms

Kevin Iole

HOUSTON -- There were few surprises at the weigh-in for UFC 166 on Friday at the Toyota Center, with both heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champion Junior dos Santos declaring themselves fit and ready for their rubber match on Saturday for the belt.

Velasquez, who routed dos Santos at UFC 155 in December to retain the title, weighed in at 241. Moments earlier, dos Santos, who won the belt with a first-round knockout of Velasquez on Nov. 12, 2011, at UFC on Fox 1, was 240.

Dos Santos promised more fireworks.

"I'm here to give you guys one more knockout," dos Santos told the loud pro-Velasquez crowd.

Velasquez had little to say, as usual, other than saying he expects a tough fight.

"He's a tough dude and I expect this fight to be tougher than the second," Velasquez said. "That's what I trained for. That's what I'm ready for. I trained for a five-round fight and I'm ready for whatever comes."

Other weights:

Daniel Cormer, 224, vs Roy Nelson, 249.

Gilbert Melendez, 156, vs. Diego Sanchez, 156.

Gabe Gonzaga, 257, vs. Shawn Jordan, 255.

John Dodson, 125, vs. Darrell Montague, 126.

Tim Boetsch, 186, vs. C.B. Dollaway, 186.

Nate Marquardt, 171, vs. Hector Lombard, 169.

Jessica Eye, 135, vs. Sarah Kaufman, 135.

George Sotiropoulous, 155, vs. K.J. Noons, 156.

T.J. Waldburger 170.5, vs. Adlan Amagov, 171.

Tony Ferguson, 155, vs. Mike Rio, 156.

Andre Fili, 148.5, vs. Jeremy Larsen, 145.5 (Fili was 2.5 pounds over and had two hours to make the weight).

Kyogi Horiguchi 135, vs. Dustin Pague.