Qunton “Rampage” Jackson is heavy, and he is paying for it. Jackson will be fined 20% of his purse. Bader accepted the fight at a deficit of six pounds, as he weighed in at 205.
Speculation of injuries to Rampage have set in, as things now look grim for the light-heavyweight. After missing weight, poor performances are very common.
Weigh-ins took place today at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The Japanese crowd, over 1,000 strong, offered support for all Japanese competing.
Headliners Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson both weighed a pound under their respective weight class at 154. All other fighters besides Rampage made weight. The fighters official weights are registered as follows.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Frankie Edgar (154) vs. Ben Henderson (154)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (211) vs. Ryan Bader (205)
Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (264)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (169) vs. Jake Shields (170)
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186)
Bart Palaszewski (146) vs. Hatsu Hioki (146)
Anthony Pettis (155) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (136) vs. Vaughan Lee (135)
Steve Cantwell (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (185)
Chris Cariaso (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135)