The UFC is back in the APEX this weekend with their UFC Vegas 34 card headlined by two middleweights looking to go on a run and get into title contention, Kelvin Gastelum and Jared Cannonier.
Gastelum and Cannonier share something in common, they are both coming off bruising decision losses to Robert Whittaker. Cannonier fell to Whittaker at UFC 254 last October. Gastelum lost to the Aussie this April at UFC Vegas 24.
The co-main for this one is Clay Guida vs. Mark O. Madsen. Also on the main card is a flyweight battle between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval.
The prelims are headlined by Austin Lingo and Luis Saldana. There’s also an appearance from Brian Kelleher, he takes on Domingo Pilarte.
The weigh-ins for this one saw two fighters struggle on the scale. Saidyokub Kakhramonov missed the bantamweight limit by a couple of pounds. And headliner Kelvin Gastelum needed the box of shame for his first attempt to weigh-in. Despite being skyclad, he still weighed .25 lbs over the middleweight limit.
He was given an extra hour to make weight and was able to hit the mark within that time limit.
You can see how it all went down with the video below, provided by AG Fight…
Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier (185) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (186)*
Lightweight: Clay Guida (155) vs. Mark O. Madsen (156)
Heavyweight: Parker Porter (262) vs. Chase Sherman (256)
Bantamweight: Trevin Jones (135) vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (138.5)**
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel (155.5) vs. Austin Hubbard (156)
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja (126) vs. Brandon Royval (125.5)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Austin Lingo (145.5) vs. Luis Saldana (146)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher (136) vs. Domingo Pilarte (136)
Bantamweight: Bea Malecki (135) vs. Josiane Nunes (136)
Light heavyweight: William Knight (206) vs. Fabio Cherant (205)
Lightweight: Roosevelt Roberts (154.5) vs. Ignacio Bahamondes (154)
Welterweight: Sasha Palatnikov (170) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (171)
*Kelvin Gastelum missed weight on the first attempt. He had an extra hour to cut .25 lbs. He made weight on his second attempt.
**Saidyokub Kakhramonov missed weight by 2.5 lbs.
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