On Friday, May 17, the UFC held the weigh-ins for UFC on FX 8 which takes place from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil on Saturday, May 18. All 26 fighters made weight for the event, but lightweight John Cholish needed a second attempt to reach 156 pounds.

In the night’s main event, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort will clash with Strikeforce’s final middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Each is hoping that a win will propel them to a title shot against the winner of the UFC 162 title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

Also on the main card, another former Strikeforce title holder, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will make his promotional debut against surging Ultimate Fighter veteran Chris Camozzi, lightweight Evan Dunham and Rafael dos Anjos will lock horns looking to move up the 155-pound ladder, and Brazilian middleweights Rafael Natal and Joao Zeferino will go to war.

The 13-fight event will kick off Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. ET with three bouts streaming on the promotion’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Six additional bouts will follow on Fuel TV at 6 p.m. ET, with the FX main card starting at 9 p.m. ET.

The fighters hit the scale at 3 p.m. ET. A full stream of the action, as well as the results appears below.

FX Main Card
Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Luke Rockhold (186)
Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (186)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Evan Dunham (156)
Rafael Natal (186) vs. Joao Zeferino (185)
Fuel TV Preliminary Card
Hacran Dias (146) vs. Nik Lentz (146)
Mike Rio (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154)
John Cholish (156)* vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
Michel Prazeres (171) vs. Paulo Thiago (170)
Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Iliarde Santos (134)
Roger Hollett (204) vs. Fabio Maldonado (205)
YouTube Preliminary Card
Azamat Gashimov (126) vs. John Lineker (126)
Chris Cariaso (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
Jeremy Larsen (155) vs. Lucas Martins (153)

*Cholish initially weighed 156.2 pounds but successfully made the lightweight limit on his second attempt

Photo: Vitor Belfort (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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