UFC executives can breathe a sigh of relief, as both of the belt matches at tomorrow's UFC 277 event are now official. The official weigh-in was done today in the afternoon, and although there were some problems with some fighters, the main event and co-main event remained intact.
Before her first bantamweight title defense, Julianna Pena weighed in at 134.5 pounds. Thus, she was half a pound below the upper limit of the bantam category when it comes to title matches, but it should be noted that she stepped on the scale last, just before time expired.
Her opponent Amanda Nunes was right on the upper limit (135 'lbs'). In the co-headlining fight of the evening, we will see the fight for the interim UFC flyweight champion. Brandon Moreno will fight for the belt for the fourth time in a row, and the scale is never a problem for him.
124.5 ``lbs'' is his weight at today's weigh-in, and even Kai Kara-France could not compromise the opportunity to win the belt. The New Zealander appeared on the scales as heavy as Moreno. The two actors in tomorrow's weigh-in did not meet the prescribed weights for their category, and both are performing in the early preliminary part of the show.
Joselyne Edwards for her bantamweight match exceeded the upper limit by 1.5 pounds and weighed 137.5 lbs. Edwards refused a second attempt to cut weight and thus effectively gave up 20 percent of her fee that will go to her opponent.
Orion Cosce with 172.5 "pounds" was also 1.5 "lbs" too heavy, but for the welterweight category. His opponent Blood Diamond will receive 20 percent of his royalties. You can read the complete weighing results at the bottom of this text.
The event starts the night from Saturday to Sunday, exactly at midnight.
UFC 277 - weigh-in results (in-lb):
- Julianna Peña (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135)
- Brandon Moreno (124.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (124.5)
- Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs.
Sergei Pavlovich (254.5)
- Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (125.5)
- Anthony Smith (206) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (206)
The preliminary part of the show:
- Alex Morono (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171)
- Drew Dober (155.5) vs.
Rafael Alves (155.5)
- Don'Tale Mayes (255) vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab (264.5)
- Drakkar Klose (155.5) vs. Rafa Garcia (155)
- The early preliminary part of the show:
- Michael Morales (170.5) vs. Adam Fugitt (171)
- Joselyne Edwards (137.5)* vs.
Ji Yeon Kim (135)
- Nicolae Negumereanu (205) vs. Ihor Potieria (204)
- Orion Cosce (172.5)** vs. Blood Diamond (169.5)