ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting stay from Friday’s early and official UFC 251 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).
The early weigh-ins happen on the Flash Discussion board in at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 251 takes place Saturday on the similar venue. The principle card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN/ESPNT and early prelims on UFC Combat Go/ESPN+.
Amongst these weighing in are welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-Zero UFC) and challenger Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC), who meet in the primary occasion; featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski (21-1 MMA, 8-Zero UFC) and former chcamp Max Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC), who meet within the co-feature; and Petr Yan (14-1 MMA, 6-Zero UFC) and former featherweight champ Jose Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC), who combat for the vacant bantamweight title.
The total UFC 251 weigh-in outcomes embody:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Kamaru Usman () vs. Jorge Masvidal () – for welterweight title
- Champ Alexander Volkanovski () vs. Max Holloway () – for featherweight title
- Petr Yan () vs. Jose Aldo () – for vacant bantamweight title
- Jessica Andrade () vs. Rose Namajunas (116)
- Amanda Ribas (126) vs. Paige VanZant ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, Eight p.m. ET)
- Volkan Oezdemir () vs. Jiri Prochazka ()
- Muslim Salikhov () vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171)
- Makwan Amirkhani () vs. Danny Henry ()
- Roman Bogatov () vs. Leonardo Santos ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Combat Go/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
- Maxim Grishin () vs. Marcin Tybura ()
- Raulian Paiva () vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov ()
- Vanessa Melo () vs. Karol Rosa ()
- Martin Day () vs. Davey Grant ()