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Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 | 5:29 p.m.
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All 22 fighters made weight during the official UFC 109 weigh-in Friday at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
As has been customary throughout all the events leading up to Saturday night's main event, former UFC champions Mark Coleman and Randy Couture remained highly respectful of one another.
Coleman, who was the first heavyweight champion in UFC history and requested the matchup from UFC president Dana White, has said numerous times he considers Saturday the biggest fight of his career.
"I feel great, I have a lot of energy," Coleman said. "I'm ready to go and I'm going to win this fight. I'm looking to fight the best out there and Randy is one of the best of all time. I have nothing but respect for him."
Couture was equally respectful of his fellow Hall of Famer opponent.
"I feel blessed each and every time I step out there," Couture said. "This is another chance for me to show that I'm getting better. Mark Coleman is a great challenge for me."
Both fighters weighed in at 205 pounds.
In addition to two of the most well-known fighters in UFC history, Saturday's card is stacked with newcomers to the organization as well.
Ronys Torres, 24, will make his UFC debut against talented striker Melvin Guillard. Light heavyweight Phil Davis, 25, will make his long-awaited debut in the octagon, going against Brian Stann. And submission specialist Rolles Gracie weighed in at 240 pounds for his heavyweight matchup with fellow UFC newcomer Joey Beltran.
Doors are set to open at 3:45 p.m. Saturday with the first bout scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
Mark Coleman (205) VS Randy Couture (205)
Chael Sonnen (185) VS Nate Marquardt (186)
Paulo Thiago (170) VS Mike Swick (171)
Dan Miller (185) VS Demian Maia (186)
Frank Trigg (171) VS Matt Serra (169)
Justin Buchholz (156) VS Mac Danzig (156)
Ronys Torres (156) VS Melvin Guillard (155)
Rob Emerson (155) VS Phillipe Nover (155)
Phil Davis (205) VS Brian Stann (205)
Chris Tuchscherer (263) VS Tim Hague (263)
Rolles Gracie (247) VS Joey Beltran (238)