The fighters have hit the scales for the UFC’s return to China and all but one of them hit the mark and are ready to go.
The main and co-main event both feature the big men as at the top bill we get a big-time rematch between the contenders, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes and Francis “The Predator” Ngannou. In the fight directly before it, we’ll see Alistair Overeem look to snap his two-fight losing streak against the promotional newcomer, the undefeated former Fight Nights Global champion, Sergey Pavlovich.
Every fighter made right on weight with the exception of Rashad Coulter who is making his light heavyweight return after going 0-3 at heavyweight in the UFC.
Here are the full results:
UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD AT 6:30AM/3:30AM ETPT
Curtis Blaydes (260) vs. Francis Ngannou (254)
Alistair Overeem (247) vs. Sergey Pavlovich (257)
Li Jingliang (171) vs. David Zawada (170)
Vincent Morales (136) vs. Song Yadong (136)
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS AT 3:15AM/12:15AM ETPT
Alex Morono (170.5) vs. Song Kenan (170)
Lauren Mueller (126) vs. Wu Yanan (126)
Rashad Coulter (208*) vs. Hu Yaozong (205)
Jessica Aguilar (115) vs. Weili Zhang (116)
Martin Day (126) vs. Liu Pingyuan (135)
Syuri Kondo (115.5) vs. Yan Xiaonan (116)
Kevin Holland (186) vs. John Phillips (186)
Louis Smolka (135.5) vs. Sumudaerji Sumudaerji (134.5)
*Coulter missed weight and will be fined 20 percent of his purse. The fight will continue as scheduled.
There are plenty of reasons to watch UFC Beijing despite the rough timing for North Americans. Some of those include the fantastic prospects that we’ll be seeing such as China’s Weili Zhang, Yan Xiaonan and Song Yadong.
Also, Kevin Holland and Louis Smolka make their anticipated returns to the Octagon. For Smolka, it will be his first fight back in the UFC after being cut as well as his first fight in the company at bantamweight.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/22/2018