Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has one last hurdle to clear before making this weekend’s fights official, and that comes early this morning at the UFC 257 weigh ins on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. Since Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier — who headline the Jan. 23 pay-per-view (PPV) lineup — have never missed weight, we can expect the scale-tipping festivities to be little more than a formality.
The UFC 257 early (and official) weigh ins take place LIVE at 6 a.m. ET in the embedded video above. Once that spectacle concludes, the promotion will have all 24 fighters return to the stage for the live ceremonial extravaganza, which starts promptly at 10 a.m. ET. Fighter staredowns will also be a part of the late-morning ceremony and we’ll have both of those videos available in just a few minutes.
Complete UFC 257 weigh-in text results below:
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UFC 257 Main Card:
155 lbs.: Conor McGregor (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (156)
155 lbs: Michael Chandler (156) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
125 lbs.: Joanne Calderwood (126) vs. Jessica Eye (126)
155 lbs.: Ottman Azaitar () vs. Matt Frevola (155.5)*
115 lbs.: Amanda Ribas (116) vs. Marina Rodriguez (116)
UFC 257 ‘Prelims’ Under Card:
155 lbs.: Nasrat Haqparast () vs. Arman Tsarukyan (159)*
185 lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185.5)
135 lbs.: Sara McMann (135) vs. Julianna Pena (136)
205 lbs.: Marcin Prachnio (205) vs. Khalil Rountree (206.5)**
185 lbs.: Makhmud Muradov (186) vs. Andrew Sanchez (186)
150 lbs.: Nik Lentz (150) vs. Movsar Evloev (150)
125 lbs.: Amir Albazi (126) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)
- *Azaitar and Haqparast never made it to the scale. As a result, their opponents — Frevola and Tsarukyan will now fight each other (details).
- **Rountree will be fined 20 percent of his fight purse.
Nothing left to do now except fight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 257 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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