UFC 183 Weigh-in Results: Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz Cleared; Gastelum, Lineker Miss

By Brian Knapp Jan 30, 2015

Their places in MMA history secure, former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholder Anderson Silva and onetime Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz can go about the business of fighting one another.

Silva tipped the scales at 186 pounds ahead of his five-round clash with Diaz (185) in the UFC 183 main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Welterweight co-headliner Kelvin Gastelum missed weight by nine pounds (*180), while his opponent, Tyron Woodley, met his mandated weight requirement (170.5) without incident at Friday’s official weigh-in.

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UFC 183 “Silva vs. Diaz” -- which airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT -- will also feature a lightweight scrap pairing Joe Lauzon (156) with Serra-Longo Fight Team’s Al Iaquinta (156), a middleweight battle pitting the resurgent Thales Leites (186) against Tim Boetsch (185.5) and a welterweight tilt matching American Top Team export Thiago Alves (171) with Jordan Mein (169.5).

Two hours prior, Fox Sports 1 will carry four preliminary matchups: Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Sara McMann (135.5), Ed Herman (186) vs. Derek Brunson (186), Ian McCall (126) vs. John Lineker (130) and Rafael Natal (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (186). The three remaining undercard bouts will stream to UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, as “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 winner Diego Brandao (142) meets Jim Hettes (146), Team Nogueira’s Richardson Moreira (185.5) faces Ildemar Alcantara (185) and Tata Fight Team export Thiago Santos (185.5) confronts Andy Enz (186).

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Anderson Silva (186) vs. Nick Diaz (185)
Kelvin Gastelum (180)* vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5)
Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156)
Thales Leites (186) vs. Tim Boetsch (185.5)
Thiago Alves (171) vs. Jordan Mein (169.5)
Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Sara McMann (135.5)
Ed Herman (186) vs. Derek Brunson (186)
Ian McCall (126) vs. John Lineker (130)*
Rafael Natal (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (186)
Diego Brandao (142) vs. Jim Hettes (146)
Richardson Moreira (185.5) vs. Ildemar Alcantara (185)
Thiago Santos (185.5) vs. Andy Enz (186)

*Lineker missed weight by four pounds, while Gastelum was off nine pounds. Both will forfeit 30 percent of their respective purses to their opponents.


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