On Saturday night, the UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the stacked UFC 237 card (learn how to watch it here).
This card will be topped by a compelling women’s strawweight title fight, as the champion Rose Namajunas defends her title on enemy soil against Brazil’s Jessica Andrade. Despite being the champion, Namajunas has been pegged as a slight underdog heading into this fight.
The UFC 237 card will also feature appearances from two Brazilian MMA legends, as former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action rising contender Jared Cannonier, and former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo returns to the cage for a number one contender fight with Alexander Volkanovski.
The UFC 237 undercard, finally, will also feature some big names, such as Clay Guida, BJ Penn and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
On Friday morning, the fighters on the UFC 237 bill stepped onto the scales to weigh in for battle. While the top three fights on the bill have all gotten the green light, one main card fight has reportedly been scratched. At this time, it’s not clear why.
BREAKING: Diego Ferreira vs. Francisco Trinaldo is off of tomorrow's UFC 237, per sources.
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) May 10, 2019
Here are the official weigh in results for the card (via MMA Mania):
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UFC 237 Main Card:
115 lbs.: Rose Namajunas (114.5) vs. Jessica Andrade (114.5)
185 lbs.: Anderson Silva (185) vs. Jared Cannonier (184.5)
145 lbs.: Jose Aldo (146) vs. Alex Volkanovski (145.5)
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (170.5)
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira () vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154.5) *
UFC 237 Prelims:
205 lbs.: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (203.5) vs. Ryan Spann (204)
155 lbs.: Kurt Holobaugh (154.5) vs. Thiago Moises (155)
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana (135.5) vs. Bethe Correia (141*)
155 lbs.: Clay Guida (153.5) vs. B.J. Penn (155.5)
135 lbs.: Luana Carolina (124.5) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125.5)
170 lbs.: Warlley Alves (170) vs. Sergio Moraes (170)
135 lbs.: Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Carlos Quiroz (135.5)
135 lbs.: Talita Bernardo (134.5) vs. Viviane Araujo (131)
*bout reportedly canceled
** Correia misses weight by five pounds. Stay tuned for updates.
Which fights on the UFC 237 bill are you most excited for?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/9/2019.