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UFC 138 weigh-in: Leben and Munoz ready to go, Alves not so much

Steve Cofield
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Chris Leben and Mark Munoz got the job done in anticipation of their big middleweight contender showdown. Both clocked in at 186 pounds before tomorrow's UFC 138 card in Birmingham, England.

Leben's won 4-of-5 fights, including his last fight when he destroyed Wanderlei Silva in just 27 seconds. Munoz is 6-1 at middleweight with recent wins over Aaron Simpson, Demian Maia and C.B. Dollaway.

The staredown was a little heated with the fighters coming together nose-to-nose. Dana White separated them quickly as the fighters talked a little trash.

Thiago Alves, who has a long history of struggling to make welterweight, missed at 172. The last time he fought in the U.K. was at UFC 85 against Matt Hughes. He missed that weekend by four pounds.

Update: Alves made weight. Maggie Hendricks has more details on Alves' struggles.

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UFC 138 weigh-in (courtesy MMAjunkie)

MAIN CARD (Spike TV)

  • Chris Leben (186) vs. Mark Munoz (186)
  • Renan Barao (136) vs. Brad Pickett (134){ysp:more}
  • Papy Abedi (170) vs. Thiago Alves (172)*
  • Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Anthony Perosh (205)
  • Terry Etim (156) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Justin Edwards (170) vs. John Maguire (170)
  • Rob Broughton (258) vs. Philip De Fries (243)
  • Michihiro Omigawa (145) vs. Jason Young (145)
  • Chris Cope (170) vs. Che Mills (169)
  • Chris Cariaso (135) vs. Vaughan Lee (135)
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