Before they face each other in the ring at Guns & Hoses 12, each and every fighter must first step on the scale and literally size each other up at the pre-fight weigh ins this Friday night at KC's Time Out Lounge.

Weigh ins are scheduled to at 6:30 p.m. and will feature each fighter from all 13 scheduled bouts stepping on the scale to get their official weight. Unlike a sanctioned boxing event, or UFC pay per view, there are no weight classes for Guns & Hoses meaning fighters are not required to be within a certain weight range. With that said, the 911 Gives Hope match makers do their best to pair up fighters who are as close to equal size as possible. This prevents a 160 pound fighter taking on someone who outweighs them by 150 pounds.

Most fighters keep it simple. They'll lose their shirt and shoes, strip down to a pair of shorts, and step on the scale with a little flexing thrown in at the end. However, past weigh ins have featured a few fighters adding a little flair to the proceedings with American Flag-themed Spandex briefs, or messages painted on their chest.

Friday night's weigh ins are free and open to the public (including children!), so grab your friends and head to KC's Time Out Lounge at Washington Square Mall for a beer or two, and get ready to see this year's Guns & Hoses gladiators step on the scale as they get ready to do battle at the Ford Center!

Tickets for Guns & Hoses 12 are available now at the Ford Center box office and online through Ticketmaster.

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