Yesterday the top dogs of competitive eating faced off at the scales. Reigning champ Joey Chestnut and six-time winner Takeru Kobayashi were weighed in prior to their annual July 4th Nathan't Hot Dog showdown tomorrow. Chestnut, 25, came in at 218 lbs, to his 31-year-old competitor's 132 lbs. The two have faced off four times, with each taking home the belt twice, so this year will be a tie-breaker. Chestnut currently holds the world record, with his 2007 performance of eating 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes

The Daily News reports that Mayor Bloomberg was on hand, and told the crowd, "July 4 isn't a holiday for these men. It's going to be a day of reckoning." There will be 18 other eaters in the contest, but who will take home the mustard belt?!

The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is broadcast at noon on ESPN, but the fun on Coney Island's Stillwell Avenue starts at 10:30 a.m.