UFC Fight Night 29 weigh-in results: Maia, Shields official, Thiago Silva overweight
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BARUERI, Sao Paulo, Brazil – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's UFC Fight Night 29 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one fighter made weight in their first attempts.
The festivities took place at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil, the same site that hosts Wednesday's event, which has a main card on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on the same channel.
In the main event, Brazil's Demian Maia (18-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) meets former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields (28-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in what could wind up being an important fight in the welterweight division.
Both Maia and Shields were on target for the fight, with each weighing in at 171 pounds before their staredown.
In the co-main event, Erick Silva (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) takes on Dong Hyun Kim (17-2-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in another welterweight fight. Silva was 170 pounds on the nose, while Kim was 171.
Thiago Silva was the lone fighter to miss weight on his first attempt. The Brazilian came in at 208 pounds for his fight against Matt Hamill, who was 205. Silva was given one hour to cut to the light heavyweight maximum of 206 pounds with the one-pound non-title fight allowance.
To open the main card, bantamweight contenders T.J. Dillashaw (136) and Raphael Assuncao (136) each hit their marks. In his drop to welterweight, Rousimar Palhares (171) was good to go in his first cut to 170 to fight Mike Pierce (171). And light heayvweights Joey Beltran (205) and Fabio Maldonado (204) were on target.
The full UFC Fight Night 29 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET)
• Demian Maia (171) vs. Jake Shields (171)
• Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Erick Silva (170)
• Matt Hamill (205) vs. Thiago Silva (208)*
• Joey Beltran (205) vs. Fabio Maldonado (204)
• Rousimar Palhares (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
• Raphael Assuncao (135) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 5 p.m. ET)
•Igor Araujo (171) vs. Ildemar Alcantara (171)
•Yan Cabral (170) vs. David Mitchell (171)
•Chris Cariaso (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (126)
•Alan Patrick (155) vs. Garett Whiteley (156)
* Silva was given one hour to make the 206-pound light heavyweight maximum.