A few setbacks at weigh-ins in Manaus but overall the news is good: the maiden istallment of the Amazon Forest Combat promotion will be broadcast tonight on the Sherdog.com website.
Yesterday afternoon, weigh-ins for the AFC were held in the Amadeu Teixeira arena with the stars of the show and some illustrious presences, like Royce Gracie, Lyoto Machida and Cristiano Marcelo. Weigh-ins took place in an orderly manner, with some unforeseen occurrences, as with the case of Dileno Lopes, who was set to fight Mexico’s Dany Martinez, who failed to show up and offered the organization no explanation.
The USA’s Drew Ficket, who’s set to fight two-time UFC fighter Ronys Torres, was way off weight when his turn to step on the scale came, but the fight will go through anyhow. Royler Gracie and his opponent weighed in without a hitch, as did the rest of the cast of the show, set to begin at 8pm Brasília time, 7pm Amazonas and Eastern Standard time. Check out the complete card:
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Royler Gracie vs Masakatsu Ueda
Paulão Filho vs Satoshi Ishii
Antonio Braga Neto vs Maiquel Falcão
Alexandre Capitão vs Daniel Roupinol
Jordan Smith vs Karo Parisyan
Dileno Lopes vs oponente a confirmar
George Clay vs Anthony Birchack
Sérgio Junior vs Daniel Acácio
Rivaldo Junior vs André Leocádio