DREAM 17: World Bantamweight Grand Prix Weigh-In Results
The weigh-ins for the DREAM 17 took place at Saitama Super Arena mostly without a hitch last night in Japan. The lone dissenter was King of the Cage veteran Abel Cullum, who weighed in four pounds over the 134 lb. limit. It was unknown whether Cullum would actually attempt to cut the additional weight as MMAFighting.com's Dan Herbertson pointed out that Cullum was having a hard time on the scale:
Although Cullum will have a chance to make the 61 kg/ 134.5 lbs limit, he already appeared badly drawn out at the weigh-ins and was shaking uncontrollably on the scales. Given his condition it seems unlikely that he will be able to make the cut and the bout will likely be changed to a catchweight.
Update: It took him four hours, but Cullum somehow managed to cut to 61 kg/ 134.5 lbs.
Lightweight: Shinya Aoki (153 lbs.) vs. Rob McCullough (153 lbs.)
Featherweight: Tatsuya Kawajiri (143 lbs.) vs. Joachim Hansen (143.3 lbs.)
Featherweight: Takeshi Inoue (143.3 lbs.) vs. Caol Uno (143 lbs.)
Welterweight: Kazushi Sakuraba (167.1 lbs.) vs. Yan Cabral (167.5 lbs.)
Lightweight: Satoru Kitaoka (154.3 lbs.) vs. Willamy Freire (153 lbs.)
Middleweight: Kazuhiro Nakamura (184.7 lbs.) vs. Gerald Harris (185 lbs.)
Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Hideo Tokoro (134.4 lbs.) vs. Antonio Banuelos (134.4 lbs.)
Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Bibiano Fernandes (134 lbs.) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (134 lbs.)
Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Masakazu Imanari (134 lbs.) vs. Abel Cullum (138.4 lbs.)
Bantamweight GP Quarterfinals: Rodolfo Marques (134.4 lbs.) vs. Yusup Saadulaev (134 lbs.)
Open-weight: Ikuhisa Minowa (191.8 lbs.) vs. Baru Harn (253.5 lbs.)