Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez (20-2) was on weight in advance of his title defense this Saturday night. Melendez takes on Jorge Masvidal (22-6) in the main event of Strikeforce's final event of 2011. Both fighters weighed-in at 155-pounds.
Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) and Hiroko Yamanaka (12-1) both successfully made weight for their women's featherweight title bout. Both Santos and Yamanaka weighed-in at 145-pounds. Santos will be making the third defense of her Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Title and Yamanaka is making her Strikeforce debut after fighting her first 13 fights in Japan.
All main-card fighters were on weight. One fighter did not make weight, and he did not even come close. Jerron Peoples weighed-in at 180.5 pounds, 10.5 pounds over the 170-pound welterweight limit. Before the weigh-in he got Roger Bowling to agree to a 179-pound catchweight fight, but he did not even make that. Peoples will most likely be fined for not making weight.
Full weigh-in results below:
Main Card (Showtime 10:30 PM):
Lightweight Title: Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)
Women's Featherweight Title: Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145)
Lightweight: KJ Noons (156) vs. Billy Evangelista (156)
Catchweight (179-pounds): Jerron Peoples (180.5) vs. Roger Bowling (170)
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