The octagon will return to the state of Arizona tomorrow night for UFC Phoenix, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez.
All 26 fighters participating at tomorrow night’s UFC Phoenix event stepped on the scales this morning, but only 23 made their respective weights.
Jessica Penne missed weight by two pounds (118 lbs) for her strawweight bout with Jodie Esquibel (115.5 lbs).
Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, who has had his struggles with weight cuts in the past, once again failed to make the 136-pound bantamweight limit today. Barao weighed in at 138-pounds for the fight.
Both Barao and Penne will be fined twenty percent of their respective fight purses for missing weight at UFC Phoenix.
Manny Bermudez was the third and final fighter to miss weight for tomorrow evening’s highly anticipated event.
Bermudez came in at a whopping 140-pounds for his slated bantamweight tilt with Benito Lopez (135.5 lbs).
Manny Bermudez will be fined 30 percent of his UFC Phoenix fight purse for the botched weight cut.
The good news for fight fans is that event headliners Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez both made weight for their highly anticipated showdown.
Get all of the official UFC Phoenix weigh in results below.
UFC Phoenix Main card (ESPN at 10 p.m. ET)
Francis Ngannou (258) vs. Cain Velasquez (248)
James Vick (156) vs. Paul Felder (155.5)
Cortney Casey (116) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (116)
Alex Caceres (146) vs. Kron Gracie (146)
Vicente Luque (171) vs. Bryan Barberena (170.5)
Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Myles Jury (146)
UFC Phoenix Televised Prelims (ESPN at 7 p.m. ET)
Jimmie Rivera (135) vs. Aljamain Sterling (136)
Benito Lopez (135.5) vs. Manny Bermudez (140*)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (126.0) vs. Andrea Lee (125.5)
Scott Holtzman (156) vs. Nik Lentz (155.5)
UFC Phoenix Prelims (ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Renan Barao (138*) vs. Luke Sanders (135.5)
Jessica Penne (118*) vs. Jodie Esquibel (115.5)
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