The UFC’s last pay-per-view of 2021 comes tomorrow night. And, on paper at least, it’s a banger. Two title fights top this card with lightweight champion Charles Oliveira making his first defence, versus fan favourite Dustin Poirier. The co-main sees women’s GOAT Amanda Nunes defend her bantamweight crown versus Julianna Peña.
The main card also has a welterweight clash between Geoff Neal and Santiago Ponzinibbio, the flyweight debut of Cody Garbrandt (who takes on Kai Kara-France) and Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva.
The prelims are headlined by Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige and also feature former champ Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz. The early prelims include a match-up of hot prospects Miranda Maverick and Erin Blanchfield. There’s also a Ryan Hall appearance. He takes on Darrick Minner.
Of course, we don’t know what the MMA Gods have up their sleeves, so there is a possibility that some of these fights could fall through at the last minute. The main and co-main event are more precarious than the other fights, those four fighters won’t have an extra pound allowance on the scales.
Of those four only Oliveira has a track record for missing weight. However, since moving to lightweight and going on his storied run to the title he seems to have gotten his weight cutting under control.
You can watch the weigh-ins live below, with video provided by our friends at MMA Fighting. The stream goes live at 12 PM ET.
The ceremonial weigh-ins will go live at 7 PM ET. You can watch those below:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 PM ET):
Lightweight championship: Charles Oliveira (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (154.5)
Bantamweight championship: Amanda Nunes (134.5) vs. Julianna Peña (135)
Welterweight: Geoff Neal (170.5) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (169.5)
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (125) vs. Cody Garbrandt (126)
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley (135.5) vs. Raulian Paiva (135.5)
Prelims (ESPN2/ESPN+ at 8 PM ET):
Featherweight: Josh Emmett (145.5) vs. Dan Ige (146)
Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz (135.5) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)
Heavyweight: Augusto Sakai (263.5) vs. Tai Tuivasa (264)
Middleweight: Bruno Silva (186) vs. Jordan Wright (186)
Early Prelims (ESPN+ at 5:30 PM ET):
Middleweight: Andre Muniz (185.5) vs. Eryk Anders (185.5)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (125.5) vs. Miranda Maverick (125)
Flyweight: Alex Perez (126.5) vs. Matt Schnell (126) *
Featherweight: Ryan Hall (145.5) vs. Darrick Minner (146)
Bantamweight: Randy Costa (134.5) vs. Tony Kelley (136)
Flyweight: Priscila Cachoeira (129)** vs. Gillian Robertson (125)
*Fight cancelled. Alex Perez missed weight by .5 lbs. Matt Schnell was forced to withdraw due to a medical issue.
**Priscila Cachoeira missed weight by 3 lbs. She has been fined 30 percent of her purse, which will go to Robertson.
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