UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in results: Dern and Yan make weight, one fight cancelled

Ok, so the UFC are doing their latest event behind closed doors — possibly at the behest of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. The event itself is headlined by Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan, both of which are hoping that one more win can catapult them into the title picture at 115 lbs. The co-main event is…

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UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in results: Dern and Yan make weight, one fight cancelled
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Ok, so the UFC are doing their latest event behind closed doors — possibly at the behest of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.

The event itself is headlined by Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan, both of which are hoping that one more win can catapult them into the title picture at 115 lbs. The co-main event is veterans Randy Brown and Francisco Trinaldo going at it in the welterweight division.

Further down the card there’s a wacky match-up that pits Aleksei Oleinik vs. Ilir Latifi. Also on the card, former strawweight title contender Jessica Penne takes on Tabatha Ricci.

Before any of that happens, though. The fighters need to make weight. You can watch that action below with video via The Underground.

The official weigh-ins are scheduled to take place at 12 PM ET.

Full results:

Main card (8PM ET on ESPN+):

Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern (115.5) vs. Yan Xiaonan (115.5)

Welterweight: Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (170)

Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Trevin Jones (135)

Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff (145.5) vs. Don Shainis (146)

Catchweight (140 lbs): John Castaneda (139.5) vs. Daniel Santos (138.5)

Lightweight: Mike Davis (155) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (155.5)

Prelim card (4PM ET on ESPN+):

Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (254) vs. Ilir Latifi (253)

Strawweight: Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci *

Lightweight: Joaquim Silva (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5)

Middleweight: Brendan Allen (186) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185.5)

Light heavyweight: Maxim Grishin (205.5) vs. Philipe Lins (205.5)

Catchweight (140 lbs): Julija Stoliarenko (139.5) vs. Chelsea Chandler (140)

Bantamweight: Randy Costa (135) vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5)

  • Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci has been cancelled due to an illness suffered by Penne.



Official UFC Fight Poster: UFC Vegas 61 Fight Night – DERN VS YAN

Live! Stream UFC Vegas 61 on ESPN+

STRAWWEIGHT SHOWDOWN — Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan – OCT 1 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, with a thrilling 115lb women’s Strawweight top contenders brawl between No 5 division ranked, Mackenzie Dern (12-2) who looks to stop the rise of her No. 6 division ranked foe, Yan ‘Nine’ Xiaonan (15-3). In UFC Vegas 61’s co-main event, hard-hitting Welterweights go to war when rising star Randy ‘Rudeboy’ Brown meets up with Brazilian fight veteran, Francisco ‘Massaranduba’ Trinaldo. Plus — Brendan Allen vs Krzysztof Jotko, Raoni Barcelos vs Trevin Jones, Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Chris Daukaus, Aleksei Oleinik vs Ilir Latifi, & Sodiq Yusuff vs Don Shainis all on this Fight Night card! Tune-in for a stacked 13-bout event…

Don’t miss a single second of face-punching action!

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Tim Bissell is a writer, editor and deputy site manager for Bloody Elbow. He has covered combat sports since 2015, but has been watching since the early 2000s. Tim covers news and events and has also written longform and investigative pieces. Among Tim's specialties are the intersections between crime and combat sports. Tim has also covered head trauma, concussions and CTE in great detail.

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