The UFC is back on Yas Island this weekend with the UFC 253 PPV card which boasts two title fights. The main event is the long awaited clash between UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa. The co-main sees Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz battle it out for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title.
With two titles on the line that all four fighters in the main and co-main needed to weigh in at exactly their weight limit or below. There was no one pound allowances for them, but there was no drama either—with Adesanya, Costa, Reyes and Blachowicz all hitting their marks.
You can watch what happened below, beginning at 9 a.m. ET, in video courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting:
There will be no ceremonial weigh ins for this event (or any other for a very long time).
Main Card (10PM ET, PPV/ESPN+)
Middleweight title: Israel Adesanya (184) vs. Paulo Costa (185)
Light heavyweight title: Dominick Reyes (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205)
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (126) vs. Brandon Royval (126)
Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira (136) vs. Sijara Eubanks (136)
Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu (145) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (150 lbs)*
Preliminary Card (8PM ET, ESPN2/ESPN+)
Lightweight: Brad Riddell (156) vs. Alex da Silva (156)
Welterweight: Diego Sanchez (170) vs. Jake Matthews (170)
Featherweight: Shane Young (146) vs. L’udovit Klein (150)**
Light heavyweight: William Knight (205) vs. Aleksa Camur (206)
Early Preliminary Card (7PM ET, ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight: Juan Espino (255) vs. Jeff Hughes (258)
Light heavyweight: Khadis Ibragimov (206) vs. Danilo Marques (206)
*Zubaira Tukhugov misses weight by 4 lbs.
** L’udovit Klein misses weight by 4 lbs.