Tempers flare at UFC 147 weigh-ins in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tempers flare at UFC 147 weigh-ins in Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Today’s UFC 147 weigh-ins took place at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. This card features a reworked main event pitting  Wanderlei Silva against Rich Franklin in a rematch of their UFC 99 bout.

All fighters made weight with the exception of John “Macapa” Teixeira, who came in at 150 pounds instead of his agreed upon 145. He was given two hours to cut four pounds.

The weigh-ins were not without incident this time. Anistavio Medeiros and Rodrigo Damm looked like they wanted to throwdown on the spot, with Medeiros attempting to crowd him after the handshake. Damm raised his hand to ward him off and on-stage officials ended up restraining Medeiros. This can be seen at 20:48 in the below video. Not to be outdone, TUF: Brazil finalists Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira and Sergio “Serginho” Moraes began shoving each other once their faceoff took place at 28:41 in the video.

The UFC 147 weigh-in results are as follows:

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

    Rich Franklin (190) vs. Wanderlei Silva (188)
    Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (184) vs. Sergio “Serginho” Moraes (185)
    Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra (146) vs. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira (145)
    Mike Russow (248) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246)
    Yuri Alcantara (146) vs. Hacran Dias (146)

Preliminary Card (FX):

    Rodrigo Damm (146) vs. Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros (146)
    Francisco “Massaranduba” Drinaldo (183) vs. Delson “Pe de Chumbo” Heleno (185)
    John “Macapa” Teixeira (150) vs. Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (145)
    Leonardo “Macarrao” Mafra Teixeira (182) vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (184)

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

    Marcos Vinicius “Vina” Borges Pancini (146) vs. Wagner “Galeto” Campos (145)
    Felipe Arantes (146) vs. Milton Vieira (146)

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    lol Hope Anustabio and Sergio get knocked the f**k out for being staredown douches

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    also who comes out wearing a Brazilian flag in Brazil? If they dont know you’r from Brazil in Brazil you got problems.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MikeSearson Mike Searson

    Really! Stay classy, boys!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    I am sure you would not understand why someone would want to wear your country flag in your own country…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    No I dont actually. That, when it happens is to let people in other countries know where you are from. Maybe they should all tattoo their flags on their foreheads.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Brasil Brasil

    I see how you view it…for us it is to display we are proud to be Brasilian and we want honor the country we love….to be honest it happens in all sports….Airton Senna carried the flag in all races he won so i guess it became tradition.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Switters Switters

    Franklin’s hair went from balding to a Justin Beiber style….I’ll take balding back please.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/diamond-mma2 diamond-mma2

    lol….i think he looks like an older version of Eric Silva

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ian ian

    i cant believe daniel sarrafian is not fighting in the final, he is a beast

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ahhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    can’t even finish a staredown, lol brazilians.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheRealDeal TheRealDeal

    I’m sure Franklin gives a F*ck what you think about his hair. And the fact that you even mention it makes me wonder what the hell else you are checking out on these fighters.