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UFC 112 weigh-in: Huge favorites ready to rock

Steve Cofield
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The UFC held the UFC 112 weigh-in at the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi. All the fighters made weight. Anderson Silva defends his UFC 185 pound title against submission artist Demian Maia while 155 champ B.J. Penn faces Frank Edgar. Silva is a massive favorite at minus-800 while Penn is minus-700.

The weigh-in didn't present too much drama. Rick Story and Nick Osipczak had an intense staredown. Heavyweight Jon Madsen pulled out the dreaded t-shirt weigh in. He's a bad body guy at 6-feet, 252 pounds. That said, it's doesn't mean he's out of shape or in trouble. Renzo Gracie also tried to pull off the shirted weigh in, but eventually showed off his 43-year-old physique. Joe Rogan scolded the crowd in Abu Dhabi for booing Matt Hughes when they began a quick on-stage conversation. Silva and his challenger Demian Maia both went with the "hands on the hips" look during the staredown.

It was also nice to see UFC VP Marc Ratner pull out his Del Boca Vista button down. IT must be hot in Abu Dhabi, Bruce Buffer decided to wear sunglasses on his neck.

UFC 112 weigh-in (Courtesy MMAJunkie):

Pay-per-view:
Anderson Silva (185) vs. Demian Maia (184) - UFC middleweight title
B.J. Penn (155) vs. Frankie Edgar (154) - UFC lightweight title
Matt Hughes (170) vs. Renzo Gracie (171)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Terry Etim (154)
Kendall Grove (185) vs. Mark Munoz (185)

Non-televised:
Phil Davis (204) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (205)
John Gunderson (154) vs. Paul Taylor (155)
Nick Osipczak (170) vs. Rick Story (169)
Brad Blackburn (170) vs. DaMarques Johnson (170)
Paul Kelly (156) vs. Matt Veach (155)
Mostapha Al Turk (235) vs. Jon Madsen (252)

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