The UFC is in Dallas, TX this weekend with a bumper PPV card that offers two title fights (sorta) and a number of thrilling match-ups.
The main event is a rematch for one of the UFC’s bantamweight titles, with Julianna Pena defending versus Amanda Nunes. Pena submitted Nunes last year to take the crown. The pair have also been coaching opposite each other on the 30th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
The co-main event is for an interim flyweight title. Kai Kara-France and former champ Brandon Moreno will be battling it out to see who gets to fight Deiveson Figueiredo for a unification bout.
Rounding out the main card is Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich, Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez and Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith.
But before any of these fights, or those on the prelims and early prelims could go ahead, all the fighters needed to make weight. With two titles on the line tomorrow there was a finer margin for error. Each fighter involved in the last two bouts needed to hit their weight exactly to avoid a Charles Oliveira moment.
All title fight competitors made weight today. However, Pena did so with seconds to spare. Two fighters on the undercard missed weight, but everyone else is good to go.
You can see what happened at the official weigh-ins here with video that comes courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting.
The ceremonial weigh-ins will go live at 5pm ET. You can watch those below.
Main card (10 PM ET on ESPN+ PPV):
Bantamweight championship: Julianna Pena [c] (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (134)
Flyweight championship (interim): Brandon Moreno (124.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (124.5)
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254.5)
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (125.5)
Light heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (206) vs. Anthony Smith (206)
Prelims (8 PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+):
Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Matt Semelsberger (171)
Lightweight: Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Rafael Alves (155.5)
Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayes (255) vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab (264.5)
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose (155.5) vs. Rafa Garcia (155)
Early Prelims (6 PM ET on ESPN+):
Welterweight: Michael Morales (170.5) vs. Adam Fugitt (171)
Bantamweight: Ji Yeon Kim (135) vs. Joselyne Edwards (137.5)*
Light heavyweight: Nick Negumereanu (205) vs. Ihor Potieria (204)
Welterweight: Orion Cosce (172.5)** vs. Blood Diamond (169.5)
*Joselyne Edwards missed weight by 1.5 lbs. She forfeits 20 percent of her purse to Ji Yeon Kim.
**Orion Cosce missed weight by 1.5 lbs.
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