Even though the US is opening up its sporting arenas (despite COVID-19 and its variants wreaking havoc on communities across the company), the UFC is returning to the friendly confines of the UFC APEX this weekend for another of its Vegas shows: UFC Vegas 25.
This time around we have an 11-fight card headlined by former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes. His opponent is former RIZIN champ Jiri Prochazka. The co-main event is WEC and UFC mainstay Cub Swanson taking on Giga Chikadze. Rounding out the Euro-heavy main card are Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby, Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko, Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann and Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina.
Of course for any of these fights to happen the competitors need to make it through their COVID tests and weigh-ins. Despite being at the, thankfully, tail end of the pandemic, cards still seem susceptible to last minute shuffles.
A live stream of the weigh-ins will be presented below once they go live at 12 PM ET. That video comes courtesy of MMA Junkie.
Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Light heavyweight: Dominick Reyes (205.5) vs. Jiri Prochazka (204)
Featherweight: Cub Swanson (145.5) vs. Giga Chikadze (146)
Light heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba (206) vs. Dustin Jacoby (205)
Middleweight: Sean Strickland (185.5) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185.5)
Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili (135.5) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
Flyweight: Poliana Botelho (125.5) vs. Luana Carolina (128.5)*
Preliminary Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 7 p.m ET)
Strawweight: Randa Markos (115) vs. Luana Pinheiro (115.5)
Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez (150.5)** vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)
Featherweight: Kai Kamaka III (146) vs. T.J. Brown (145.5)
Strawweight: Loma Lookboonmee (116) vs. Sam Hughes (115.5)
Middleweight: Andreas Michailidis (185.5) vs. KB Bhullar (186)
Featherweight: Luke Sanders (145.5) vs. Felipe Colares (145.5)
*Luana Carolina misses weight by 2.5 lbs.
**Gabriel Benitez misses weight by 4.5 lbs.
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