The build-up to UFC 159 has been surprisingly timid for a Chael Sonnen fight. Perhaps he respects UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, perhaps he doesn’t want to anger Jones, or perhaps there’s some other reason behind it. Even the weigh-ins passed with nothing notable taking place between the two. 23 of the 24 fighters on the card made weight without issue. Nick Catone was the exception, as he weighed in at 173 for his fight with James Head. The fight will still take place and Catone will forfeit 20% of his purse. The full weigh-in results can be found below, and the video is at the bottom of the page. MAIN CARD UFC Light Heavyweight Title: (c) Jon Jones (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205) Middleweight: Michael Bisping (186) vs. Alan Belcher (185) Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (258) vs. Cheick Kongo (237) Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (205.5) Lightweight: Jim Miller (155) vs. Pat Healy (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX) Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5) Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux (206) vs. Gian Villante (206) Women’s Bantamweight: Sara McMann (134) vs. Sheila Gaff (133) Bantamweight: Bryan Caraway (136) vs. Johnny Bedford (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Featherweight: Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Cody McKenzie (145) Welterweight: Nick Catone (173)* vs. James Head (170.25) Featherweight: Steven Siler (145.25) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (145)
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