Dana White is a bit diesel, so he can separate fighters during heated faceoffs. You know who can’t? Joe Silva. Unless it is an all female strawweight card, Joe Silva is going to have his hands full. Possibly then, too.
At today’s weigh-ins for the UFC Fight Night taking place on UFC Fight Pass tomorrow night, Joe Silva went through the gauntlet. First, he had to deal with Marc Diakiese poking Frankie Perez in the throat and then the Perez retaliation. Anthony Hamilton and Francis Ngannou got too close for Joe Silva’s comfort and he stepped in between them. By that I mean, Silva looked like a kid trying to break up his parents’ domestic dispute. Finally, the heavyweight main event combatants came out. Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov got right up in each others face. Like a ship sailing into the sunset, Joe Silva gave up and vanished from sight. You will be missed, Joe.
**All fighters made weight, except Justine Kish, who came in .4 pounds over. Kish is required to forfeit 20% of her show purse to Ashley Yoder.
Shamil Abdurakhimov (253.8) vs. Derrick Lewis (265.6)
Anthony Hamilton (254.6) vs. Francis Ngannou (257.2)
Corey Anderson (205.4) vs. Sean O’Connell (205.6)
Saparbek Safarov (205) vs. Gian Villante (205.8)
**Justine Kish (116.4) vs. Ashley Yoder (115.2)
Randy Brown (170.8) vs. Brian Camozzi (169.6)
Joe Gigliotti (186) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (184.4)
Andrew Sanchez (185) vs. Trevor Smith (185.4)
Shane Burgos (145.6) vs. Tiago Trator (145.6)
Marc Diakiese (155.4) vs. Frankie Perez (155.8)
Keith Berish (184.6) vs. Ryan Janes (184.8)
J.J. Aldrich (115.4) vs. Juliana Lima (115.6)
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