On Friday, Sept. 12, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 which takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will seek revenge against former title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The pair met previously at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery in 2010 with the Brazilian Silva earning a unanimous decision victory. Arlovski has fought 10 times since that bout, winning seven. The Belarusian returned to the UFC in June, earning a questionable split decision over Brendan Schaub. Silva, meanwhile, has been out of action since UFC Fight Night 33 where he fought Mark Hunt to a draw. The Brazilian failed his post-fight drug test following the event and was suspended.
The co-main event of the evening will feature a lightweight contest between veteran Gleison Tibau and Poland’s Piotr Hallman. Tibau was last in action in July, edging out Pat Healy by decision. Hallman was also in action over the summer, submitting well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards in June.
The 11-fight card kicks off Saturday at 5:45 p.m. ET with five preliminary card bout streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. The six-fight main card will follow at 8 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
The fighters will hit the scales at 3 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (264) vs. Andrei Arlovski (248)
Gleison Tibau (156) vs. Piotr Hallmann (155)
Leonardo Santos (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (171) vs. Wendell Oliveira (170)
Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Russell Doane (136)
Jessica Andrade (134) vs. Larissa Moreira Pacheco (136)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Godofredo Pepey (146) vs. Dashon Johnson (146)
Igor Araujo (171) vs. George Sullivan (171)
Leandro Silva (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Paulo Thiago (171) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
Rani Yahya (136) vs. Johnny Bedford (136)
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