HOUSTON – MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was on scene and reporting live from today's "Strikeforce: Houston" official fighter weigh-ins.
Today's festivities, which were free and open to the public, took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, the same venue that hosts Saturday's Showtime-televised event.
The night's four main-card contests were all made official, even though one competitor came in slightly overweight.
Lightweight competitor K.J. Noons weighed in at 156.25 pounds, and though he was willing to shed the additional one-quarter pound, opponent Jorge Gurgel insisted that wasn't necessary.
Also taking part in today's proceedings were Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and fellow headliner Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, who each came in more than one pound lighter than allowed.
Additionally, co-headliners Tim Kennedy and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who fight for the middleweight belt recently vacated by Jake Shields, also hit the scales without issue.
The full weigh-in results include:
•Champ Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (203.75) vs. Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (203.5)
•Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (184.75)
•Jorge Gurgel (154.75) vs. K.J. Noons (156.25)+•Chad Griggs (228.5) vs. Bobby Lashley (246)
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired)
•Daniel Cormier (249) vs. Jason Riley (256.5)
•Andre Galvao (170.75) vs. Jorge Patino (170.8)^•Rocky Long (146.25) vs. Vinicius "Draculino" Magalhaes (144.5)
•Kier Gooch (155.25) vs. Adam Schindler (155.5)
•Jose Santibanez (154.25) vs. Reynaldo Trujillo (155.25)
•Humberto DeLeon (127) vs. Chad Robichaux (131)
•Chad Cook (205) vs. Arteneus Young (204)
+ - Gurgel conceded the one-quarter pound to his opponent, and Noons will not be asked to shed the additional weight
^ - Patino was not present at the initial weigh-ins but weighed in afterward