A headlining middleweight showdown between UFC veterans Kendall Grove and Jay Silva will take place as planned at Superior Cage Combat 4, as both main event participants hit their marks at Wednesday’s weigh-in.

Grove tipped the scales at 185 pounds, while Silva came in one pound lighter at 184. Emanating from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, SCC 4 will also feature a co-headlining lightweight title tilt pitting John Gunderson (154.5) against Justin Buchholz (155).

The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3, Grove, 29, has posted back-to-back victories in the ProElite cage since departing the UFC last year. “Da Spyder” debuted for ProElite in August, submitting fellow UFC vet Joe Riggs with a guillotine choke. Most recently, the lanky Hawaiian kicked off 2012 with a victory, outpointing Japanese fan favorite Ikuhisa Minowa on Jan. 21 at ProElite 3.

Silva has fought with mixed results since his 2010 Octagon exit, falling by knockout to Bellator middleweight king Hector Lombard in just six seconds before rebounding with a pair of wins. Following his victories over Jamie Jara and Gemiyale Adkins, however, the Californian was outpointed by Bristol Marunde in his bid to capture the SCC middleweight title in November.

Another pair of former UFC talents were supposed to collide at Thursday’s event, but it was announced that Terry Martin was not medically cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete against Jesse Taylor. The reason for the commission’s decision was not disclosed, but SCC officials revealed that Taylor has been paid both his show and win money.

The remaining competitors on the SCC 4 bill came in on point, with the exception of Dominique Robinson, who weighed in at 157 pounds for his lightweight scrap with Paulo Goncalves Silva (155). As a result, “Bananada” agreed to contest the bout at a catch-weight of 157 pounds.

SCC 4 Weigh-In Results:

Kendall Grove (185) vs. Jay Silva (184)
John Gunderson (154.5) vs. Justin Buchholz (155)
Danny Davis Jr. (170) vs. Jamie Yager (170)
Dominique Robinson(157) vs. Paulo Goncalves Silva (155)
Brandon Bender (145) vs. Marlin Weikel (144)
Walter Harris (255) vs. Anthony Hamilton (265)
Jimmy Jones (145) vs. Joao Victor (145)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Brandon Halsey to defend middleweight title against Kendall Grove at Bellator 137

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

Another Bellator main event is set. Brandon Halsey will defend his middleweight title against UFC veteran Kendall Grove in the headliner of Bellator 137 on May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Tem read news >>

Bellator 137: Brandon Halsey vs. Kendall Grove title fight set for May 15 on Spike TV

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey will put his undefeated record on the line -- along with his 185-pound title -- when he takes on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) import Kendall read news >>

Bellator middleweight champ Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 on May 15

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will look to defend his title for the first time when he meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

UFC Stars Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva to Meet with WWE at WrestleMania 31

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

While former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen is still banned from the Octagon, he might just be poised to start appearing in the squared circle. Speaking on Off th read news >>

Michael Bisping: Chris Weidman really did a number on Anderson Silva

  • 28 days ago
  • 709 views

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping said he initially was in “utter disbelief” that ex-champ Anderson Silva had tested positive for two steroids. He went to several media outlets to confirm it was actua read news >>

By The Numbers - The Comeback Kids

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Last Saturday night at UFC 183, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva returned to the Octagon for the first time in 399 days to tangle with former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz... read news >>

UFC denies withholding Anderson Silva payout following failed drug test

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva collected his fight purse from Nevada State Athletic Commission following his five-round unanimous decision win no con read news >>

Nevada commission: Anderson Silva passed out-of-competition test for HGH

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva passed his second out-of-competition test in connection with this past month’s UFC 183 event, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Filed u read news >>

Wanderlei Silva Could Make Pro Wrestling Debut in Japan

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Pride middleweight champion and UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva may elect to make his professional wrestling debut back where it all started. The 38-year-old Silva is linked to a match with former read news >>