Today, all the fighters from the UFC 138 card weighed in at the Community Hall in Birmingham, England. All fighters, save Thiago Alves, made weight on their first try. Alves initially came in a pound over the 171 pound welterweight limit, but later made weight to make his bout against Sweden’s Papy Abedi official. After his initial weigh-in Alves and Abedi had a heated face-off, needing to eventually be separated by UFC President Dana White. Not to be upstaged, middleweight main event fighters Chris Leben and Mark Munoz also got up close and personal during their face off.
Yesterday was the final press conference for the UFC 138 card here in Birmingham, England. Only four fighters were represented on the dais, and the conference was rather quick. Middleweight opponents Mark Munoz and Chris Leben paid a lot of respect towards each other, as did bantamweight opponents Brad Pickett and Renan Barao.