UFC 294: ‘Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2’ Weigh-in Results – 2 Fighters Miss Weight
UFC 294 takes place tomorrow, Saturday October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Headlining the event is a lightweight title fight between current champion Islam Makhachev (24-1 MMA) and Alexander Volkanovski (26-2 MMA).
Volkanovski, 35, stepped up to take the rematch with Makhachev on just 10 days notice, after Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA) pulled out of the fight because of an injury he incurred during a sparring session.
Originally Makhachev and ‘The Great’ met in February of this year at UFC 284, where it was Makhachev being victorious by unanimous decision.
The UFC 294 co-main event will feature Kamaru Usman (20-3 MMA) vs Khamzat Chimaev (12-0 MMA) in a middleweight bout.
Usman, 36, took the fight with Chimaev on short notice as well, after Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA) pulled out of the fight after being hospitalized with a serious staff infection in his elbow.
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ will be looking to hand Chimaev his first loss in the Octagon.
The early weigh-ins took place today at the UFC host hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The Official UFC Weigh-In Results can be found below:
UFC 294 MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 2 p.m. ET)
- Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (154.5)
- Khamzat Chimaev (185.5) vs. Kamaru Usman (184.5)
- Magomed Ankalaev (206) vs. Johnny Walker (205)
- Ikram Aliskerov (186) vs. Warlley Alves (185.5)
- Muin Gafurov (135.5) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (136)
UFC 294 PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 10 a.m. ET)
- Tim Elliott (126) vs. Muhammad Mokaev (126)
- Trevor Peek (155.5) vs. Mohammad Yahya (156)
- Javid Basharat (136) vs. Victor Henry (136)
- Abu Azaitar (186) vs. Sedriques Dumas (186)
- Mike Breeden (159.5)* vs. Anshul Jubli (155.5)
- Muhammad Naimov (145.5) vs. Nathaniel Wood (146)
- Victoria Dudakova (116.6)** vs. Jinh Yu Frey (116)
- Shara Magomedov (186) vs. Bruno Silva (186)
* Mike Breeden was 3.5 pounds over the lightweight limit. He will be fined a percentage of his purse.
**Victoria Dudakova was 0.6 pounds over the strawweight limit. She will be fined 20 percent of her purse.
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