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UFC on FX at the scales

(Photo courtesy of UFC) Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will enjoy a 20 lbs weight advantage when he collides with 6ft 7inch heavyweight Travis Browne tomorrow night on the stacked UFC on FX card from the Target Center, Minneapolis.

The 6ft 4inch “Bigfoot” used every available pound, hitting the uppermost heavyweight limit of 266 lbs for tomorrow’s five round main event against the undefeated Browne, who scaled 246 lbs. The two goliaths then locked eyes for several intense moments before vowing to win inside the distance tomorrow.

“His size doesn’t matter, I’m a big guy too,” said Browne. “I’ve got to go out there and give my best – because if I do that I know I can finish this fight impressively.”

“I’m ready,” said Silva. “I’m ready to show the entire UFC what I can really do and this fight won’t go more than two rounds.”

The four-fight UFC on FX card will be broadcast live on FX this Friday at 8pm ET/PT, with preliminary fights airing live on FUEL from 5pm ET/2pm PT. A new episode of the Ultimate Fighter will air immediately following UFC on FX.
All official results from the weigh-in at the Pantages Theatre:

UFC on FX main card:
Heavyweight: Travis Browne (246) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (266)
Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jay Hieron (170)
Flyweight: John Dodson (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
Welterweight: Justin Edwards (170) vs. Josh Neer (171)

Fuel TV prelims:
Lightweight: Jeremy Stephens (156) vs. Yves Edwards (156)
Lightweight: Michael Johnson (156) vs. Danny Castillo (156)
Lightweight: Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Shane Roller (156)
Featherweight: Bart Palaszewski (146*) vs. Diego Nunes (146)
Flyweight: Darren Uyenoyama (125) vs. Phil Harris (125)
Lightweight: Carlo Prater (156) vs. Marcus LeVesseur (156)

Facebook prelim:
Welterweight: Aaron Simpson (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)

(* Palaszewski scaled 147lbs initially, and was given 1hour to make weight on second attempt)

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot is live from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, Oct. 5. Click here for more info




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