The first of who knows how many UFC Fight Island cards kicks off tomorrow in Abu Dhabi. Headlining the event will be a UFC welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Jorge Masvidal.
Also scheduled for the card are two other title fights; Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway (featherweight) and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo (bantamweight).
Thankfully the MMA gods were not feeling mischievous today—Lord knows they’ve had plenty of fun up to now. All title fight competitors made the official weight so all three championship bouts are a go.
You can see who else made weight by watching the stream below, courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting.
There will be no ceremonial weigh-ins for this event.
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight title: Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Jorge Masvidal (170)
Featherweight title: Alexander Volkanovski (145) vs. Max Holloway (145)
Bantamweight title: Petr Yan (135) vs. Jose Aldo (135)
Strawweight: Jessica Andrade (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (116)
Flyweight: Amanda Ribas (126) vs. Paige VanZant (126)
Preliminary card (ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) vs. Jiri Prochazka (205)
Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) vs. Muslim Salikhov (171)
Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Danny Henry (146)
Lightweight: Leonardo Santos (156) vs. Roman Bogatov (155.5)
Early Preliminary card (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin (223)
Flyweight: Raulian Paiva (129)* vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)
Bantamweight: Karol Rosa (136) vs. Vanessa Melo (141)**
Bantamweight: Davey Grant (136) vs. Martin Day (136)
*Raulian Paiva misses weight by 3 lbs.
**Vanessa Melo misses weight by 5 lbs.