All the fighters slated to compete in tomorrow night’s “Strikeforce: Houston” tipped the scales today at the Toyota Center in Texas. Three fighters missed weight today, however it will not affect their bouts.
Tomorrow night’s card will feature two exciting title matches. Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal puts his belt on the line for the first time when he meets Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in the show’s main event. Additionally, Tim Kennedy and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will battle for the open middleweight strap that was recently vacated by Jake Shields.
Saturday’s Showtime broadcast airs at 10PM ET/PT. Unfortunately, only those with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch the fights live. However, we will have live coverage of the event here at FightLine.com.
Here are the results of the weigh-ins:
Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship
Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal (c)(203.75) vs. Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante (203.5)
Cacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (184.75)
Jorge Gurgel (154.75) vs. K.J. Noons (156.25) *
Chad Griggs (228.5) vs. Bobby Lashley (246)
Daniel Cormier (249) vs. Jason Riley (256.5)
Andre Galvao (170.75) vs. Jorge Patino (170)
Rocky Long (146.25) vs. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes (144.5) **
Kier Gooch (155.5) vs. Adam Schindler (155.5)
Jose Santibanez (154.25) vs. Reynaldo Trujillo (155.25)
Humberto DeLeon (127.25) vs. Chad Robichaux (131) ***
Chad Cook (205.25) vs. Arteneus Young (204)
* Gurgel agreed to allow Noons the extra weight.
** Magalhaes agreed to allow Long the extra weight.
*** has one hour to cut the extra pound to make the 130-pound catchweight limit. Texas does not grant a one-pound allowance for catchweight fights.