UFC 290: ‘Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez’ Weigh-In Results – 1 Fighter Misses Weight

By Susan Cox - July 7, 2023

UFC 290 takes place tomorrow, Saturday July 8th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Headlining the event is the battle between champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-2 MMA) and interim champion Yair Rodriguez (16-3 MMA).

‘The Great’ last fought and was defeated, via unanimous decision, by Islam Makhachev (24-1 MMA) in February of this year at UFC 284.

‘El Pantera’ has had two wins in a row coming into UFC 290, defeating Josh Emmett (18-4 MMA) this past February and Brian Ortega (15-3 MMA) in July of 2022.

The co-main event of UFC 290 will feature flyweight titleholder Brandon Moreno (21-6 MMA) vs Alexandre Pantoja (25-5 MMA) in a rematch.

Moreno, 29, has two consecutive TKO victories coming into tomorrow’s fight, defeating Deiveson Figueiredo (21-3 MMA) this past January and Kai Kara-France (24-11 MMA) in July of last year.

Pantoja, 33, is sporting three victories in his last Octagon appearances, defeating Alex Perez (24-7 MMA), Brandon Royval (15-6 MMA) and Manel Kape (18-6 MMA).

The Official UFC Weigh-In Results can be found below:

UFC 290 Main Card (P-P-V 10pm ET)

  • Alexander Volkanovski (144.5) vs. Yair Rodriguez (145)
  • Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)
  • Dricus Du Plessis (186) vs. Robert Whittaker (185.5)
  • Dan Hooker (155.5) vs. Jalin Turner (158)*
  • Bo Nickal (186) vs. Val Woodburn (185.5)

UFC 290 Preliminary Card (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+ 8pm ET)

  • Robbie Lawler (170.5) vs. Niko Price (171)
  • Josiah Harrell (170.5) vs. Jack Della Maddalena (171)
  • Denise Gomes (115.5) vs. Yazmin Jauregui (115.5)
  • Jimmy Crute (205) vs. Alonzo Menifield (205.5)

UFC 290 Early Prelims (ESPN+ 6pm ET)

  • Edgar Chairez (129) vs. Tatsuro Taira (130)
  • Vitor Petrino (206) vs. Marcin Prachnio (206)
  • Terrence Mitchell (135) vs. Cameron Saaiman (135)
  • Jesus Aguilar (126) vs. Shannon Ross (126)
  • Kamuela Kirk (155.5) vs. Esteban Ribovics (156)

*Jalin Turner missed weight, fined 20% of purse

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