Hard Knocks FC 30 Weigh-In Results


Hard_Knocks_THUMBHard Knocks Fighting Championship is holding its 30th event on February 8, 2013 at the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta. If you are in the area, why not pick up tickets HERE? If not, why not watch it live HERE.

170lbs- Ryan Machan (169.5) vs Michael Madrid (171.5, 170.5*)
163lbs- Aaron Gallant (163**) vs Joe Keesick (156)
185lbs- Josh Griffin (185) vs Jeff Porter (184)
165lbs- Matt Krayco (164) vs Curtis Blackmore (163.5)
145lbs- Zach Snyder (144.5) vs Randy Chung (144)
125lbs- Robert Nelson (126.5, 126*) vs Keegan Oliver (125.5)
160lbs- Scott MacDonald (158.5) vs Gurdip Rangi (159)
185lbs- Zach Manywounds (177.5) vs Andrew VanderVelden (185)
155lbs- James Nanasca (153) vs Justin Buxton (154.5)
170lbs- Dale Tallman (167) vs Desmond Ryland (170)
135lbs- Louie Grover (134.5) vs Blake Sigvaldason (133)
205lbs- Anton Tokarchuk (201) vs Kurt Elke (199.5)

* Second attempt
** Gallant forfeited 25% and fight is re-negotiated to 163lb catchweight

12 Responses to “ Hard Knocks FC 30 Weigh-In Results ”

  1. David Letourneau says:

    Gallant missing weight by nearly a weight class is disrespectful to joe and a sign he is taking the new joe lightly, bad move Aaron. Good luck leading edge brother Joe Keesick.

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  2. Donald Duck says:

    I hate scale side weight changes. It sends the worst possible message about the maturity of the sport.

    For a fighter you need to get your poop together and make your agreed upon weight. This means knowing you can make the weight, test cuts and whatever else you need to do to be on weight. Aaron this is your 8th fight as a pro, get your shit together man.

    For a promoter it reeks of immaturity. It would be like two CFL teams showing up and one being short a player so they renegotiate the game for one less man on the field. Wouldn’t happen in any other sport and sure as hell shouldn’t happen in MMA.

    For a commission this just goes to show the lack of knowledge in the dangers associated with weight discrepancies. You’ve allowed for one fighter to cut weight which includes all the strain physically and emotionally and you’ve given the other fighter a pass. 7lbs is as mentioned about almost a full weight class at these smaller weights.

    Again (and you’ll have to wait while I drag out the dead horse to kick it around for a bit) if we, as an MMA Community, want to see the sport grow stuff like this needs to stop.


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  3. other foot says:

    Congrats to Joe finally making weight, it only took how many tries?? Disappointing Aaron missed weight but at the same time I am glad it was against a guy who had constantly missed weight

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  4. David Letourneau says:

    The Leading edge has never in over 80 fights missed weight!

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  5. Joe Keesick has missed weight before.

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  6. Jamie Locke says:

    ^He probably wasn’t at Leading Edge…

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  7. Jerry says:


    What if the two fighters agreed scale side to change the weight? Do you think that sends a message about the “maturity” of the sport?

    By the way, how do you define “maturity” in this context?

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  8. cavemanbully says:

    Have fun Krayco! and bring home he W!

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  9. Donald Duck says:

    @ Jerry – Yes the weight cutting issue aside two fighters and their camps should know the weight they will be on at noon on the day of the weigh ins. No excuse. This is as fundamental to MMA and the fight weight needs to be determined when the original contracts are signed.

    Again this would be like showing up to play hockey and since you didn’t bring your skates you negotiate for a game of ball hockey in the parking lot. This just wouldn’t happen.

    This is what I mean by immaturity. Sure there will be the occasional times when a fighter misses weight, that’s also part of the game but you don’t rewrite the contract you leave it as is. For me when I see a contract has been rewritten I wonder if it meant the weight difference (like in this fight) was such that the fight may not have happened at the original contracted weight. This was a 7lbs difference in a weight class with 10lbs separations between fighters.


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  10. Slim says:

    With a renegotiation like this does gallant still lose 20%?

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  11. Cody R says:


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  12. As said in the post, Gallant lost 25% of original contract.

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