Silva weighed in at 184.5 pounds for the UFC 117 main event, while Sonnen came in exactly at 185 for tomorrow’s pay-per-view headliner.
Despite saying that his weight cut was going as planned, welterweight contender Thiago Alves missed the 170 pound limit by half a pound and will give 20-percent of his purse to Jon Fitch, who weighed in at 170.5.
The rest of the UFC 117 fight card, including heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Roy Nelson, successfully made weight.
The official UFC 117 weigh-in results were:
- Champ Anderson Silva (184.5) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
UFC Middleweight Championship
- Jon Fitch (170.5) vs. Thiago Alves (171.5)*
- Matt Hughes (170.5) vs. Ricardo Almeida (170.5)
- Roy Nelson (263) vs. Junior dos Santos (240)
- Clay Guida (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (156)
- Dustin Hazelett (169.5) vs. Rick Story (169.5)
- Phil Davis (205.5) vs. Rodney Wallace (206)
- Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Charlie Brenneman (171)
- Tim Boetsch (206) vs. Todd Brown (206)
- Stefan Struve (247) vs. Christian Morecraft (263)
- Ben Saunders (171) vs. Dennis Hallman (171)
*Alves failed to make 171 pounds in his return to the scales. He will fight at 171.5 pounds and be fined 20% of his purse
Pictured: Anderson Silva