At our nation’s capitol Sunday night, the boys of Fight Night 20 stepped on the scales for the official weigh-ins. A little shoving, a few man-panties and gallons of sports drinks later we’re ready to kick off the fights Monday live on Spike at 9PM/8c.
Nate Diaz came in right at 155 but, sans love handles, he looked a little more slender and fit than he normally does. We’ll see if he puffs back up with water-weight for Monday’s bout. Amir Sadollah seems to be getting used to the weigh-cut, coming in at a perfect 170 and looking slightly more cheery than Tiger Woods during straight, marital sex (an improvement).
Chris Leben looked like somewhat of a twerp next to Jay Silva but “The Crippler” is one man who shows up to fight every night, and riding a two-fight losing streak, Leben is walking into this fight with some extra motivation -a third loss and he might be wise to head straight to the White House to ask Obama for his own personal unemployment benefits package. If time should allow, this preliminary bout is a good candidate to make it onto Spike’s broadcast.
The full results are as follows:
Nate Diaz (155) vs. Gray Maynard (155)
Evan Dunham (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (155)
Aaron Simpson (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (185)
Brad Blackburn (170) vs. Amir Sadollah (170)
Jay Silva (185) vs. Chris Leben (185)
Jesse Lennox (170) vs. Rick Story (170)
Nik Lentz (155) vs. Thiago Tavares (155)
Rory MacDonald (170) vs. Mike Guymon (170)
Rafael Dos Anjos (155) vs. Kyle Bradley (155)
John Salter (185) vs. Gerald Harris (185)
Jesse Forbes (185) vs. Nick Catone (185)