LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting dwell from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN 23 fighter weigh-ins, the place two fighters didn’t make weight, although the cardboard remained intact.
The weigh-ins befell on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The identical venue hosts Saturday’s card, which airs on ESPN2 and streams on ESPN+.
Amongst these weighing in have been Dominick Reyes (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who meet within the mild heavyweight important occasion. Every fighter made weight with out subject.
Nonetheless ladies’s flyweight Luana Carolina (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) registered 128.5 kilos for her matchup with Poliana Botelho (8-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and was fined 20 p.c of her purse.
Moreover, Gabriel Benitez (22-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) was 150.5 kilos for his featherweight matchup with Jonathan Pearce (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and was docked 30 p.c of his purse.
Regardless of the misses, each fights will go on as scheduled.
The complete UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-in outcomes embrace:
MAIN CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
- Dominick Reyes (205.5) vs. Jiri Prochazka (204)
- Giga Chikadze (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145.5)
- Ion Cutelaba (206) vs. Dustin Jacoby (205)
- Krzysztof Jotko (185.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185.5)
- Merab Dvalishvili (135.5) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
- Poliana Botelho (125.5) vs. Luana Carolina (128.5)*
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Randa Markos (115) vs. Luana Pinheiro (115.5)
- Gabriel Benitez (150.5)+ vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)
- T.J. Brown (145.5) vs. Kai Kamaka III (146)
- Sam Hughes (115.5) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (116)
- Ok.B. Bhullar (186) vs. Andreas Michailidis (185.5)
- Felipe Colares (145.5) vs. Luke Sanders (145.5)
* Carolina was fined 20 p.c of her purse, and the bout will go on as scheduled
+ Combat canceled after Pearce declined to combat Benitez 4.5 kilos chubby