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UFC 121:

Weigh-ins subdued with highly-anticipated UFC 121 on deck

Saturday’s fight card arguably the most talked about in 2010

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than an estimated 2,000 people showed up for a subdued weigh-in session on Friday, leading up to the UFC's most loaded fight card in 2010.

A few of the small highlights included ...

— Tom Lawlor always has a flair for the dramatic when it comes to entrances, and did so wearing a mask, prompting UFC color commentator to ask into the microphone: "Is that an Art Jimmerson mask?" The assumption was probably right, as Lawlor came out wearing one red boxing glove. Jimmerson wore one glove while competing at UFC 1.

— Tito Ortiz removed his T-shirt before hitting the scale only to unveil another shirt, this one black, reading "Dana Is My Hero!" That, of course, was referencing UFC president Dana White. Ortiz was greeted with a mix of cheers and boos.

— The loudest cheers from a crowd with several hispanic fans came for challenger Cain Velasquez, who will meet Brock Lesnar in the main event with the UFC heavyweight belt on the line. Though he was born and raised in the U.S., Velasquez saw several Mexican flags among the spectators when looking out from the stage. Lesnar entered the scale facing a heavy flow of boos.

Friday's weigh-in results

Preliminary Card (begins at 4:20 PDT)

— Gilbert Yvel (249) vs. Jon Madsen (254.5)

— Dong Yi Yang (186) vs. Chris Camozzi (185)

— Paul Taylor (155) vs. Sam Stout (155.5)

— Daniel Roberts (170) vs. Mike Guymon (170)

Preliminary Card (airing on Spike TV at 6 p.m. PDT)

— Patrick Cote (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (185)

— Ryan Jensen (185) vs. Court McGee (184.5)

Main Card (pay-per-view, begins at 7 p.m. PDT)

— Diego Sanchez (170.5) vs. Paulo Thiago (170.5)

— Brendan Schaub (239) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (254)

— Tito Ortiz (206) vs. Matt Hamill (203.5)

— Jake Shields (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)

— Cain Velasquez (244) vs. Brock Lesnar (264)

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