All 22 UFC 101 fighters hit the scales on Friday at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia to weigh in for their Saturday bouts, and the entire card, including headliners BJ Penn, Kenny Florian, Anderson Silva, and Forrest Griffin, successfully made weight.
The UFC lightweight champion Penn and challenger Florian both tipped the scales exactly at 155 pounds, while UFC middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva and Forrest Griffin both weighed in at 205 for their light heavyweight matchup.
Welterweight Tamdan McCrory was the only fighter who visibly struggled to make weight, arriving at the scale still wearing his sauna suit, but didn’t require the one-pound allowance, weighing in right at the division limit of 170-pounds.
One of the lone surprises at the UFC 101 weigh-ins was The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner Amir Sadollah, who weighed in at just 166.5 pounds for his 170-pound welterweight matchup against Johny Hendricks.
The official weigh-in results for UFC 101 were:
- 155: B.J. Penn (c) (155) vs. Kenny Florian (155)
UFC Lightweight Championship
- 205: Anderson Silva (205) vs. Forrest Griffin (205)
- 185: Kendall Grove (185.5) vs. Ricardo Almeida (185)
- 155: Josh Neer (155.5) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (154.5)
- 170: Amir Sadollah (166.5) vs. Johny Hendricks (171)
- 155: Shane Nelson (156) vs. Aaron Riley (154)
- 170: Tamdan McCrory (170) vs. John Howard (169.5)
- 185: Thales Leites (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (185.5)
- 170: Matthew Riddle (170) vs. Dan Cramer (169.5)
- 155: George Sotiropoulos (155) vs. George Roop (154)
- 170: Jesse Lennox (171) vs. Danillo Villefort (170.25)
Remember: Fighters are granted a one-pound allowance for non-championship bouts.
Pictured: Anderson Silva