RIO DE JANEIRO – MMA Junkie was on the scene and reported live from the weighing of UFC 237 early and Friday official, which presented some problems on the scale.
The first weighings took place at the UFC host hotel in Rio de Janeiro and precede the ceremonial weighings for the fans, which take place at 5 p.m. ET at Jeunesse Arena. The same venue hosts Saturday's event, which has a main pay-per-view card after the preliminaries on ESPN and ESPN +.
Women who weighed straw weight champion Rose Namajunas (8-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and challenger Jessica Andrade (19-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who will face each other in the main event. The two headliners made weight without problem, and both recorded 114.5 pounds for the contest.
The same could not be said for Bethe Correia (10-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC), who weighed 141 pounds for a female bantamweight bout with Irene Aldana (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) . Correia was fined 30 percent of her purse, but the fight will continue as scheduled.
Meanwhile, officials of the Brazilian athletic commission (CABMMA) ruled out Diego Ferreira (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) from a planned showdown with Francisco Trinaldo (23-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC), citing medical problems and the fight was canceled. UFC officials have not yet announced a new transmission line for the event.
The full results of UFC 237 weighing include:
MAIN CARD (ESPN + pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Rose Namajunas (114.5) against Jessica Andrade (114.5) – for the straw weight title
- Jared Cannonier (184.5) against Anderson Silva (185)
- Jose Aldo (146) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (145.5)
- Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (170.5)
- Diego Ferreira ()* Francisco Trinaldo (154.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (203.5) vs. Ryan Spann (204)
- Kurt Holobaugh (154.5) against Thiago Moises (155)
- Irene Aldana (135.5) vs. Bethe Correia (141)+
- Clay Guida (153.5) vs. B.J. Penn (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN +, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Luana Carolina (124.5) vs. Priscilla Cachoeira (125.5)
- Warlley Alves (170) against Sergio Moraes (170)
- Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Carlos Huachin (135.5)
- Viviane Araujo (131) against Talita Bernardo (134.5)
* Ferreira was excluded from the contest due to medical problems.
+ Correia lost weight and received a 30 percent fine from her purse, but the fight will continue as scheduled.
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