“Rumble” Johnson Weighs in 70lbs. Heavier Than Craig Jones at SU9

Craig Jones has the jiu-jitsu super fight experience, but competitor Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has the meat. The pair headline Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 9 on July 7, and weigh-ins proved that there is indeed going to be a size difference between the two–about 70lbs. to be specific.

Jones weighed in as predicted around 208lbs. at Portland, Oregon’s, Roseland Theatre. Johnson, who used to compete as low as 170lbs. from 2006-2011 and was a light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, weighed in on Sunday at 278lbs.

“Pray for me,” Craig Jones posted to Instagram before the event, shortly after their weights were made official.

Rumble has been out of competition since 2017, following his surprise retirement after losing to Daniel Cormier. Jones is mere hours off a win, having defeated Tex Johnson by RNC at Kasai on July 4th.


Submission Underground streams on UFC FightPass starting at 3pm PST.


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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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