World Series of Fighting 6 main event fighters Josh Burkman and Steve Carl both weighed in at exactly 169.6 pounds at the official Weigh-In for the inaugural WSOF Welterweight World Championship title, which will take place on Saturday night at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
The live two-hour NBC Sports Network telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Preliminary bouts stream live on World Series of Fighting’s official website atwww.WSOF.com at 6 p.m. ET and venue doors open at 5 p.m. ET.
Burkman (26-9) leaned over and whispered something to Carl (20-3) during their faceoff for photographers. “He just said he was glad it was me he was facing and that I deserved this shot,” Carl said.
“I have a lot of respect for him and he deserves to be here more than anyone,” said Burkman. “This is the biggest fight I’ve ever had to fight for the inaugural belt in the World Series of Fighting. It’s a big night for both of us.”
Following are the weights from Friday’s Weigh-In:
JOSH BURKMAN 169.6 lbs. VS. STEVE CARL169.6 lbs.
MARLON MORAES 136 lbs. VS. CARSON BEEBE 136 lbs.
JON FITCH 170.4 lbs. VS. MARCELO ALFAYA172 lbs.
JUSTIN GAETHJE 155.8 lbs. VS. DAN LAUZON 158 lbs.
PABLO ALFONSO 145.4 lbs. VS. MIGUEL TORRES 145.2 lbs.
HANS STRINGER 205 lbs. VS. FRANCISCO FRANCE 204.4 lbs.
LUIZ FIRMINO 156 lbs. VS. JACOB VOLKMAN 155.4 lbs.
CHAD ROBICHAUX 134.4 lbs. VS. ANDREW YATES 140.4 lbs.
ALEXIS VILA 135.6 lbs. VS. JOSH RETTINGHOUSE 135.8 lbs.
FABIO MELLO 145.6 lbs. VS. NICK LOBOSCO 145.4 lbs.
ALEXANDRE PIMENTEL 146.2 lbs. VS. JADE PORTER 145.8 lbs.
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