Ron Verdadero and Phil Baroni. Photo by Greg Honda/ICON Sport.
Both Phil Baroni and former opponent Kala Kolohe Hose, who will be fighting in a non-title matchup, successfully made weight Friday afternoon after stepping on the scales to make their respective bouts official for tonight’s ICON Sport: Hard Times event, which will take place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.
All other participants were able to make weight as well except for a trio of fighters that were dropping down to lower weight classes. World Extreme Cagefighting veteran Sidney Silva was forced to take extra time to make weight after accidentally beginning to re-hydrate since opponent Hideto Kondo showed up late to the festivities. After weighing-in two pounds over the limit, Silva was able to shed the extra pounds after less than an hour.
Former ICON Sport 145. lb champion Sadhu Bott was unable to make weight for his bout in the newly formed 140 lb. class. Rather than forfeit a percentage of his purse to opponent Kurrent Cockett, Bott accepted an offer that will have him attempt to make weight once again today. Handing over part of his purse though was Ed Newalu, who was unable to make the 151 lb. limit for his bout against Ricky Wallace. Their bout will go on as planned.
Yesterday’s official weigh-in results:
Rolando Dominique (180.5 lbs) vs. Kala Kolohe Hose (180.5 lbs)
Ron Verdadero (175 lbs) vs. Phil Baroni (173.5 lbs)
Bao Quach (140 lbs) vs. Mark Oshiro (140 lbs)
Hideto Kondo (160 lbs) vs. Sidney Silva (161 lbs)
Eddie Rincon (159 lbs) vs. Dean Lista (159.5 lbs)
Kurrent Cockett (140.5 lbs) vs. Sadhu Bott (142 lbs)
Jose Diaz (184.5 lbs) vs. Mario Miranda (185.5 lbs)
Ed Newalu (152 lbs) vs. Ricky Wallace (150.5 lbs)
Mark Tajon (142.5 lbs) vs. Alan Lima (145 lbs)
Maui Wolfgram (203.5 lbs) vs. Richard Desforge (202.5 lbs)
Kyle Miyahana (168 lbs) vs. Brewski Louis (169 lbs)
Ian Dela Cuesta (140.5 lbs) vs. Ola Silva (139 lbs)
Brad Tavares (183 lbs) vs. Devin Kauwe (185.5 lbs)
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