Cagewriter - Mixed Martial Arts

You gotta love the guy. On Thursday, Diego Sanchez was all about exuding peace as he did yoga and meditated for 45 minutes during The Ultimate Fighter 9 workout day. The serene Sanchez didn't show up for today's weigh-in at the Palms Casino Resort. Sanchez was flexing his face so hard it appeared to be seconds away from exploding (1:15 mark):

Sanchez got right up in Clay Guida's grill. Guida, who puts on a good show for the crowd, played along. It got Sanchez even more jacked. Then Guida started playing to the crowd after the stare down and Sanchez exploded screaming at Guida and pumping his fist to chants of "Diego."

There was little visible heat between any of the other fighters. James Wilks and Demarques Johnson may have had the most intense stare down aside from the main event.

At 208 pounds, Mike Ciesnolevicz did not make the light heavyweight limit. He was not required to cut his weight the maximum of 206. Tomasz Drwal will get 20-percent of Ciesnolevicz's show money. It should cause bettors a bit of pause. Ciesnolevicz looked a bit doughy, now you have to wonder how intense his weight cut was and if it'll effect his gas tank tomorrow night.  

Clay Guida (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
DaMarques Johnson (170) vs. James Wilks (171) ("TUF" welterweight finale)
Kevin Burns (171) vs. Chris Lytle (170)
Ross Pearson (156) vs. Andre Winner (155) ("TUF" lightweight finale)
Nate Diaz (156) vs. Joe Stevenson (155)

Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Brad Blackburn (170) vs. Edgar Garcia (171)
Mike Ciesnolevicz (208)* vs. Tomasz Drwal (205)
Frank Lester (170) vs. Nick Osipczak (170)
Jason Dent (155) vs. Cameron Dollar (154)

Weigh-in numbers via MMAJunkie

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