UFC Fight Night Seattle Weigh-Ins

March 26, 2011

MMA Payout had the chance to go to the UFC Weigh-Ins at the KeyArena in Seattle. A fairly good turnout for a sunny afternoon in Seattle.

Outside KeyArena in Seattle.

Live at the Weigh-Ins.

UFC Visa Card

The Seattle Times had three articles for this week’s Fight Night including Dan Hardy’s visit to Bruce Lee’s grave. The latest installment in the Seattle Times is a feature on Dana White. Of note, White visited Microsoft to discuss a potential UFC video game. Also, the fight bonuses for tomorrow will be $55,000. The most ever for a Fight Night.

Odds and ends:

Just like sports teams, the UFC is now offering fans a chance to apply for and own a UFC Visa Card. As usual, the enticement was a free tee-shirt to apply for a card.

The UFC played the tv promos to the fights for Saturday night prior to the weigh-ins. There were also other Spike commercials including one for TUF: Lesnar v. dos Santos. Notably, they played a Syntha-6 (BSN) commercial.

One of the bigger ovations was for local product Mario Miranda who wore an early 90s Seattle Supersonics Shawn Kemp throwback. Nowadays, Kemp owns a restaurant near KeyArena and is on weekly on a local sports radio station.

Aside from Miranda, the Korean Zombie received one of the bigger responses. The main events received their due too.

I thought Dan Hardy’s homage to Charlie Sheen was gratuitous. If he wanted attention he might as well wear a big zombie head on the scale…oh, never mind.

Enjoy the fights!

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