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UFC 85 Weigh-In Results

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC - Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes calls it his comeback fight, and even though he will be doing it at a catchweight of 174 pounds after his UFC 85 opponent, Thiago Alves, didn’t make weight today at the O2 Arena, he believes a win over ‘The Pitbull’ Saturday night will be the first step on his road back to the 170-pound crown.
By Thomas Gerbasi

LONDON, June 6 – Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes calls it his comeback fight, and even though he will be doing it at a catchweight of 174 pounds after his UFC 85 opponent, Thiago Alves, didn’t make weight today at the O2 Arena, he believes a win over ‘The Pitbull’ Saturday night will be the first step on his road back to the 170-pound crown.

“This is a comeback fight,” said Hughes, a two-time welter champion who weighed in at 170 pounds Friday. “I’m very happy to fight an up and comer like Thiago. If I beat him he’s someone I can put on my resume for down the road.”

“Tomorrow night is gonna be a war,” said Alves, 174. “You’re gonna see the best ‘Pitbull’ ever and I’m gonna knock him out.”

UFC 85 – Official Weigh-In Results
Main Event
Thiago Alves (174) VS Matt Hughes (170)

Jason Day (184) VS Michael Bisping (184)
Mike Swick (170) VS Marcus Davis (170)
Thales Leites (185) VS Nate Marquardt (185)
Fabricio Werdum (247) VS Brandon Vera (228)

Martin Kampmann (186) VS Jorge Rivera (185)
Thiago Tavares (154.5) VS Matt Wiman (155)
Roan Carneiro (171) VS Kevin Burns (170)
Luiz Cane (204) VS Jason Lambert (205)
Jess Liaudin (169) VS Paul Taylor (169)
Eddie Sanchez (244) VS Antoni Hardonk (247)
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