All but two fighters make weight for UFC on FX 5; Hallman vs. Tavares cancelled


UFC on FX 5 weigh-ins
5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT local time)
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

MAIN CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Travis Browne (246) vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (266)
Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170)
John Dodson (126) vs. Jussier da Silva (126)
Justin Edwards (170) vs. Josh Neer (171)
Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Yves Edwards (156)
Michael Johnson (156) vs. Danny Castillo (156)
Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Shane Roller (156)
Bart Palaszewski (147) vs. Diego Nunes (146)
Darren Uyenoyama (125) vs. Phil Harris (125)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4 p.m. ET)
Carlo Prater (156) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (156)
Aaron Simpson (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)

Fuel TV reported that the planned Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares fight was canceled.'s Ariel Helwani said that Hallman was seven pounds overweight. Tavares said he'd take the fight if Hallman could get to three pounds over, but he couldn't make it. Tavares will make his show money for making weight.

Another undercard fighter missed weight, as veteran featherweight Bart Palaszewski came in at 147 for his bout with Diego Nunes. Palaszewski had an hour to lose the remaining pound or risk forfeiting part of his fight purse.

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Kostakio site profile image  

10/5/12 6:13 PM by Kostakio


spliff site profile image  

10/4/12 11:04 PM by spliff

lol i didn't even know theres a ufc this week

Awesomestprimedmybung site profile image  

10/4/12 7:43 PM by Awesomestprimedmybung

anyone notice how against Cain, Bigfoot kinda "lost" the staredown? was he scared of Cain? he sure wasn't scared of Hapa. either way, he's getting brutally KO'd.

Kostakio site profile image  

10/4/12 7:19 PM by Kostakio

Damn RIP Hallman's career (but maybe it's for the best anyway)

goeb site profile image  

10/4/12 7:02 PM by goeb

I believe Hallman missed weight for his last fight as well so it is practically a given that he will be cut.It's nice Tavares got his show money but still he is out of competition for his win bonus and any other bonus.

Death and Taxes site profile image  

10/4/12 6:44 PM by Death and Taxes

151 cancelled and now this. Sucks for Tavares. 

UncleDavid site profile image  

10/4/12 6:42 PM by UncleDavid

ohshit never realized how tall browne is! and yes: Hallman is getting cut for sure, i'm pretty sure that Dana hates him anyways since that speedo incident

Elite Alkemist site profile image  

10/4/12 6:04 PM by Elite Alkemist

He missed weight in his last fight too

Elite Alkemist site profile image  

10/4/12 5:58 PM by Elite Alkemist

Hallman is getting cut I would bet

RobinHood site profile image  

10/4/12 5:57 PM by RobinHood

Hallman should be worried. Already not a favoured fighter, with Pant-Gate. Misses weight by such a high margin.Wow - not even strikeforce will have him.