The UFC is back in the APEX facility this weekend with UFC Vegas 49, which is a card that has been decimated with injuries. The originally planned main event for this one was among the casualties, with the mouth-watering Islam Makhachev vs. Beneil Dariush bout falling through thanks to an injury to Dariush. The new main event is Makhachev vs. Bobby Green, who beat Nasrat Haqparast just two weeks ago.
Other fights lost on this card include Jinh Yu Frey vs. Hannah Golby, Ryann Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba and Jarziniho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura.
What’s left are fights including characters most casuals would struggle to recognize. The better known fighters on the card include Misha Cirkunov, who takes on Wellington Turman in the co-main event and flyweights Priscila Cachoeira and Ji Yeon Kim who meet in the fight before that.
Despite the lack of name value, a number of the fledgling fighters on this card are known for high-action and stunning finishes.
Of course in order for any of these fights to take place, the competitors must make it through the weigh-in process—which is rarely a given in MMA.
You can watch the weigh-ins in the stream below, courtesy of Ag. Fight. The video goes live at 12 PM ET.
Catchweight (160 lbs): Islam Makhachev (160) vs. Bobby Green (158)
Middleweight: Misha Cirkunov (185.5) vs. Wellington Turman (185)
Flyweight: Priscila Cachoeira (125) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (126)
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan (156) vs. Joel Alvarez (156)
Middleweight: Gregory Rodrigues (186) vs. Armen Petrosyan (186)
Prelim card (4PM ET on ESPN+):
Lightweight: Ignacio Bahamondes (154.5) vs. Zhu Rong (160)*
Featherweight: Josiane Nunes (145.5) vs. Ramona Pascual (146)
Lightweight: Terrance McKinney (156) v. Fares Ziam (155)
Featherweight: Alejandro Perez (144.5) vs. Jonathan Martinez (144)
Welterweight: Ramiz Brahimaj (170.5) vs. Michael GIllmore (170.5)
Flyweight: Victor Altamirano (123) vs. Carlos Hernandez (125)
*Zhu Rong missed weight by four pounds.
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