josh-thomson-19.jpgOfficial fighter weigh-ins for UFC 166 are set for Friday at Toyota Center in Houston.

The same venue then hosts the following night’s UFC 166 card, which features a main-event heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and former champ Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC), a heavyweight co-main event between Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and a lightweight clash between Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC).

The UFC 166 main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

The first fighter steps on the scale at 4 p.m. CT local time, and doors open to the public at 3 p.m. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Prior to the weigh-ins, fans can attend a Q&A session with top lightweight contender Josh Thomson, who in December will meet champion Anthony Pettis for the title at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento. He got his shot at Pettis in part thanks to the continued injury to T.J. Grant, but also based on his April “Knockout of the Night” win over Nate Diaz in his first UFC fight in nearly nine years. In May 2012, Thomson lost a split decision to Melendez for Strikeforce’s lightweight title.

The Q&A is open to members of the UFC Fight Club. Doors for the Q&A open to Fight Club members at 1:30 p.m. CT with the Q&A taking place at 2 p.m. CT.

The full UFC 166 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)

For more on UFC 166, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Josh Thomson)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Hidalgo Weigh-in Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson is Set | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs. Johnson is set following Friday's official weigh-ins in Hidalgo, Texas. read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Early Weigh-in Live Stream, Friday at 9 am ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

Watch the UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem early, official weigh-ins, streaming live on MMAWeekly.com, Friday at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. read news >>

UFC 203 Official Weigh-In Streams Live at 6 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

Watch the UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem official weigh-in streaming live at 6 p.m. ET from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. read news >>

Stipe Miocic Set for First Defense, Following UFC 203 Weigh-in

  • 19 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem is set following the official early weigh-in on Friday morning in Cleveland, although Alistair Overeem made it interesting. read news >>

CM Punk: How Did He Look at UFC 203 Weigh-in? (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 52 views

Check out CM Punk's early, official weigh-in. Does he look like he's ready for the task ahead? read news >>

Cody Garbrandt UFC 203 Q&A Video Replay | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 14 views

Undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt fielded questions from the fans in Cleveland prior to the UFC 203 weigh-in on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. read news >>

Tweets of the Week - 9/9

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>

Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia Nearly Brawl at UFC 203 Weigh-ins (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 102 views

Things always get a little tense when fighters face off at UFC weigh-ins, but things nearly erupted when Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia got off the scale. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night Hidalgo Weigh-in Live at 5 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 14 views

Watch the official weigh-in for Fight Night Hidalgo streaming live from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas at 5 p.m. ET. read news >>

Tweets of the Week - 9/16

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

A look at the best tweets from the world of UFC. Follow @ufc, the list of official UFC accounts, and the list of UFC fighters to keep up with these guys and gals. read news >>