On Saturday night, the UFC will return to the streaming service ESPN+ with the exciting UFC Fortaleza card.
This card will be headlined by a bantamweight number-one-contender fight between Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao. The pair have fought before previously, with Assuncao earning a controversial split decision victory.
The card will also feature the return of former UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Brazilian MMA legend Jose Aldo, who takes on the streaking Renato Moicano.
Elsewhere on the card, we’ll witness appearances from promising prospects like Johnny Walker and Livia Renata Souza and battle-tested veterans like Thiago Alves and Demian Maia.
On Friday morning, the 26 fighters on the UFC Fortaleza stepped onto the scales to weigh in for their respective battles. While the main event fighters hit their marks, undercard fighter Sarah Frota had a significant slip-up, missing the strawweight limit by seven pounds. Magomed Bibulatov also missed the flyweight limit by one pound.
Here are the UFC Fortaleza weigh in results (via MMA Fighting)
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UFC Fortaleza Main Card | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+
Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Marlon Moraes (135)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Renato Moicano (145.5)
Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Lyman Good (170.5)
Charles Oliveira (154.4) vs. David Teymur (156)
Johnny Walker (205) vs. Justin Ledet (205)
Livia Renata Souza (115.5) vs. Sarah Frota (123)*
UFC Fortaleza Undercard | 5:00pm ET on ESPN+
Markus Perez (185.5) vs. Anthony Hernandez (184.5)
Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Max Griffin (170)
Mara Romero Borella (125) vs. Taila Santos (125)
Junior Albini (265.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (241.5)
Geraldo de Freitas Jr. (145.5) vs. Felipe Colares (145)
Ricardo Ramos (135.5) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (135)
Rogerio Bontorin (124.5) vs. Magomed Bibulatov (127)**
*Sarah Frota missed the strawweight limit by seven pounds. She will forfeit 40 percent of her purse to Livia Renata Souza and their bout will proceed as scheduled.
**Magomed Bibulatov missed the flyweight limit by one pound. He was not granted extra time to make the weight. He will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Rogerio Bontorin and their bout will proceed as scheduled.
Which fight on the UFC Fortaleza bill are you most excited for?
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