UFC Vegas 72 weigh-in results: Two prelim fighters miss weight

Watch the weigh-in results as they come in for UFC Vegas 72

By: Jack Wannan | 1 month ago
UFC Vegas 72 weigh-in results: Two prelim fighters miss weight
Song Yadong and Ricky Simon are set to hit the scales Friday before their five-round clash at UFC Vegas 72 | IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Before the UFC heads back on the road for a pair of events in May, the promotion will come back to the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV for a Fight Night event this weekend. Ranked bantamweights Song Yadong and Ricky Simon will headline the card, looking to climb up the bottom half of the division’s top 15 with a big win this weekend.

Before the main event, a six-bout main card is expected to include appearances from veteran Julian Erosa, grappling ace Rodolfo Vieira, undefeated heavyweight Waldo Cortes-Acosta, and many others.

Simon, Song chasing first UFC main event win

The fight between Simon and Song wasn’t originally meant to be a main event. In fact, it was first booked for the co-main event spot of last weekend’s card. However, after a main event bout between Arman Tsarukyan and Renato Moicano departed the April 29 lineup, UFC decided to move this fight and promote it to a five-round headlining spot.

Song is currently searching for his first UFC main event victory. He made his headliner debut last year, suffering a fourth-round doctor stoppage defeat against Cory Sandhagen in September 2022. He had attained a trio of victories at bantamweight before then.

Saturday will be a first for Simon, as he has never fought for a maximum of five rounds in the UFC cage before. He comes into this weekend with some momentum, having picked up four consecutive wins, with three coming via finish. This includes a win over then-undefeated Jack Shore and veteran Raphael Assuncao.

UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon weigh-in results

UFC Vegas 72 is expected to be 11 bouts in total, meaning we should expect 22 different fighters to hit the scale on Friday morning. The weigh-ins will open at 12 p.m. ET for all fighters and run for a total of two hours.

Keep tabs on this page as the weigh-in results for UFC Vegas 72 come in. We’ll have updates on the weights that fighters hit, and what will happen to a bout if a fighter misses weight.

A live stream link to the weigh-ins will also be provided once it is available.

Main Card (7 p.m. / ESPN+)

Preliminary Card (4 p.m. / ESPN+)

*Hailey Cowan missed the bantamweight limit by one and a half pounds. Due to this weight miss, 20 percent of her fight purse will go to opponent Jamey-Lyn Horth.

**Irina Alekseeva missed the bantamweight limit by four pounds. 30 percent of her fight purse will go to Stephanie Egger because of this.

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Jack Wannan is a reporter for Bloody Elbow. He joined the site in 2023 after previously writing for MMA-Prospects.com and Knockdown News. He is currently in the process of earning a bachelor's degree in journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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