Today the two men made weight for the contest, and both fighters managed to make the 122lb Bantamweight limit.
On the scales Iwasa was 121.7lbs, comfortaly under the limit, and looked in good shape, very confident and relaxed. Although it's his first defense he will be strongly favoured to win here and move towards bigger and better fights down the line. He was questioned about what it's like to have an opponent fail weight, as he himself went through the disappointment as Luis Rosa failed to make weight for a bout him, and seemed to have a lot of sympathy for Shinsuke Yamanaka following Luis Nery's failure to make weight this morning. Not only was he sympathtic to Yamanaka but he also seemed angry at Nery.
Iwasa's opponent, Saulong, was even more under the limit than the champion. He came in at 121.25lbs, but he too looked in good shape, though is giving away natural size advantage to Iwasa, who is taller and longer, and looked far bigger at today's weigh in.
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