On Saturday night, the UFC will return to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with the stacked UFC 231 card.
This card will be headlined by a men’s featherweight title fight between streaking champion Max Holloway and undefeated challenger Brian Ortega. The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 226 in July, but this plan was nixed when Holloway was forced out of the bout with health issues.
In the UFC 231 co-main event, we’ll see former UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko meet former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with the vacant women’s flyweight belt on the line.
Elsewhere on the card, we’ll be treated to a welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Alex Oliveira, a light heavyweight battle between Jimi Manuwa and Thiago Santos, and lots more.
On Friday morning the 26 fighters on the 13-fight UFC 231 card weighed in for battle.
The most important detail of the morning is that Max Holloway, a man who has struggled with his weight cut recently, was actually under his mark at 144.5. His challenger Ortega also made weight at 144.75, a quarter of a pound below the 145-pound limit.
Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 231 (h/t MMAjunkie):
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The Main Card | 10:00pm ET on pay-per-view
- Champ Max Holloway (144.5) vs. Brian Ortega (144.75) – for featherweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (123.5) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (123.75) – for vacant women’s flyweight title
- Gunnar Nelson (170.25) vs. Alex Oliveira (171)
- Kyle Bochniak (145) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (145.75)
- Jimi Manuwa (204.75) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (205.75)
The Prelims | 8:00pm ET on FS1
- Nina Ansaroff (115.25) vs. Claudia Gadelha (115.5)
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.75) vs. Gilbert Burns (155.75)
- Katlyn Chookagian (125.75) vs. Jessica Eye (126)
- Eryk Anders (186) vs. Elias Theodorou (184.5)
The Early Prelims | 6:00pm ET on UFC Fight Pass
- Brad Katona (135.5) vs. Matthew Lopez (135.5)
- Chad Laprise (171) vs. Dhiego Lima (170.25)
- Diego Ferreira (155.75) vs. Kyle Nelson (155.5)
- Devin Clark (205) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (206)
Which fight on the UFC 231 bill are you most looking forward to? Join the conversation in the comments section.
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