According to a July 4 post from The MMA Report, the results are in from the UFC 175 weigh-ins, which were held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman (185 lbs) was on the mark, while former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida weighed in at 184.5. Weidman battles Machida in the main event of UFC 175.
The Weidman vs. Machida staredown didn't have much intensity, as they have a mutual respect for each other. Since both men made weight without issue, there wasn't much drama for their weigh-in. While there wasn't much to talk about regarding Weidman and Machida's UFC 175 weigh-in, the fighters featured in the event's co-main provided the media with plenty to discuss.
Alexis Davis fights Ronda Rousey in the co-main of UFC 175. The ladies have great respect for each other, which may hurt when it comes to selling the bout to the casual fan. However, what went down at the UFC 175 weigh-ins will surely get fans talking about the Rousey vs. Davis fight. First of all, Davis shocked the fans on hand for the weigh-in by showing up wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sports bra.
Davis, 29, will absolutely win some new fans for her comical choice of attire. It's always great when a fighter is able to show off their soft side, and that's exactly what Davis did by sporting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles top for the weigh-ins. It was a nice touch to an event that also featured some tension.
Seconds after Davis weighed in at 135 pounds, Rousey caused a bit of a stir when she walked past UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste. Rousey and Celeste have a bit of a real-life rivalry, so there was tension in the air when the champ stepped on the scales. Celeste awkwardly gave Rousey a slow clap, and she put on a bit of a forced smile and the star judoka walked by. Rousey, who was on the mark at 135 pounds, made it a point to not make eye contact with Celeste.
Elsewhere on the UFC 175 main card, Stefan Struve (251.5) made weight for his long-awaited battle with Matt Mitrione (254), and Uriah Hall (185) had no problem hitting the contracted weight requirement for his bout against Thiago Santos (185). The UFC 175 main card is rounded out with a fight pitting Marcus Brimage (135.5) against Russell Doane (136). UFC 175 goes down July 5 in Las Vegas.