The World Series of Fighting Weigh-Ins kicked off in the St. John Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL without too much of a hitch.
Slight snare was caught on the heels of the returning explosive lightweight and maybe most gifted 155 pound competitor, Melvin Guillard.
Melvin came out to his introduction to meet a rather timid audience and asked the question, “Yall ain’t going to clap?” then followed it with, “Man, tough crowd.”
The scales added on to the ridicule.
Melvin hopped on and came in at 159, 4 pounds over the limit and was met with some boos, to which he responded; “Man don’t boo me.”
His opponent JZ Cavalcante came in at a ready 155.6 pounds.
Then in the co-main event, a move up to middleweight for former UFC welterweight aces both came in at well under the 185 pound mark.
Fitch at 183 and Hallman at 181.2
However all is well that ends well and the pair of Lightweights vying for the title in the main event bout came in on weight and ready to compete, the rest of the results are as follows;
MAIN CARD (NBC, 4 p.m. ET)
Justin Gaethje (154.8) vs. Nick Newell (155) – for lightweight title
Jon Fitch (183) vs. Dennis Hallman (181.2)
Gesias Cavalcante (155.6) vs. Melvin Guillard (159.4)
Pablo Alfonso (136) vs. Cody Bollinger (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 2 p.m. ET)
Jake Heun (205) vs. Kendrick Miree (204.8)
Neiman Gracie (176) vs. Dustin Holyko (175.8) – 175-pound catchweight
Jose Caceres (173.6) vs. Walber Brito de Barros (174.8) – 175-pound catchweight
Muhammed DeReese (206.2) vs. Rashaun Spencer (200.8)