UFC 291: ‘Poirier vs. Gaethje 2’ Weigh-in Results – 2 Fighters Miss Weight

By Susan Cox - July 28, 2023

UFC 291 ‘Poirier vs. Gaethje 2’ takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 29th at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Justin Gaethje

Weigh-ins are taking place today, Friday July 28th at the UFC host hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The main event will feature former interim lightweight champions Dustin Poirier (29-7 MMA) vs Justin Gaethje (24-4 MMA) battling it out  for the “BMF” title.

‘The Diamond’ and ‘The Highlight’ originally met back in April of 2018 where it was Poirier coming out the victor via TKO at 0:33 of round 4.

Poirier, 34, last fought in November of last year at UFC 281, defeating Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA) by submission.

Gaethje, also 34, fought and defeated Rafael Fiziev (12-2 MMA) by majority decision in March of this year at UFC 286.

The co-main event sees former champ Jan Blachowicz (29-9-1 MMA) going head to head with ex-middleweight champ Alex Pereira (7-2 MMA), who is making his debut at light heavyweight.

Blachowicz, 40, hasn’t entered the Octagon since December of last year where his fight against Magomed Ankalaev (17-1 MMA) ended in a draw.

Pereira, 36, will be looking to get back in the win column, making his debut at light heavyweight, following his KO loss to Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA) in April at UFC 287.

The Official UFC 291 Weigh-In Results can be found below:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Dustin Poirier (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (156)
  • Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Alex Pereira (205.5)
  • Michel Pereira (174)* vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
  • Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)
  • Michael Chiesa (170) vs. Kevin Holland (169.5)


  • Gabriel Bonfim (170) vs. Trevin Giles (170)
  • Derrick Lewis (263.5) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (262)
  • Roman Kopylov (185) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (185.5)
  • Darrius Flowers (170.5) vs. Jake Matthews (170)


  • Vinicius Salvador (128.5)* vs. CJ Vergara (125.5)
  • Uros Medic (170.5) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (169.5)
  • Priscila Cachoeira (125) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.5)

* Michel Pereira has missed the welterweight limit.  Should the fight be approved at a catchweight, he is expected to be fined a percentage of his purse.

** Vinicius Salvador has missed the flyweight limit and was fined 20 percent of his purse.

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