MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and the Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii stepped on the scales in Saitama, Japan, as part of DREAM’s official weigh-in ceremony ahead of tomorrow’s stacked fight card. Emelianenko weighed-in at 233lbs, around 5lbs lighter than for his fight with Jeff Monson back in November. Satoshi Ishii hit the scales at 214lbs, making his fight with “The Last Emperor” official.
None of the remaining Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 fighters missed weight, including the DREAM 135lbs Tournament Semi-Finalists, who will compete twice in one night (only the winners) to conclude the bracket.
Weigh-In Results (via MMAJunkie.com):
Fedor Emelianenko (106 kilograms/233.2 pounds) vs. Satoshi Ishii (97.4/214.3)
Ryo Chonan (75.5/166.1) vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai (75.8/166.8)
Champ Shinya Aoki (70/154) vs. Satoru Kitaoka (70/154)
Champ Hiroyuki Takaya (65/143) vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue (64.8/142.6)
Tatsuya Kawajiri (65/143) vs. Kazuyuki Miyata (64.7/142.3)
Rodolfo Marques Diniz (61.2/134.5) vs. Bibiano Fernandes (61/134.2) – bantamweight grand-prix semifinal
Antonio Banuelos (61/134.2) vs. Masakazu Imanari (60.8/133.8) – bantamweight grand-prix semifinal
Hideo Tokoro (61/134.2) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (61/134.5) – bantamweight grand-prix reserve match
Karla Benitez (52/114.4) vs. Megumi Fujii (52/114.4)