Three titles are on the line this weekend at UFC 259. The main event sees UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vying for admission into the exclusive champ-champ club when he faces Jan Błachowicz for the UFC light heavyweight title. The other belts on the line are the UFC featherweight title held by Amanda Nunes (who faces Megan Anderson) and the Petr Yan’s UFC bantamweight title (who defends versus Aljimain Sterling).
The PPV is rounded out with two other stellar fights. The surging Drew Dober meets Islam Makhachev at lightweight and Thiago Santos faces Aleksander Rakic in a bout that could determine whose next for a 205 lb title tilt.
The prelims aren’t half-bad, either. Their highlighted by a match-up of former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top prospect Casey Kenney. Also on tap is Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov and Kai Kara-France vs. Rogerio Bontorin.
However, before any of those fights happen, the competitors need to win on the scales.
And with three title fights on offer things get a little more risky today. All six of those fighters must make weight without an extra 1 lb allowance. If any of them miss the mark, by even an ounce, there could be chaos in the UFC matchmaking room.
You can watch to see what happens below, with weigh-ins footage courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting. The stream begins at 12 PM ET.
Light heavyweight championship: Jan Błachowicz (205) vs. Israel Adesanya (200.5)
Featherweight championship: Amanda Nunes (145) vs. Megan Anderson (144.5)
Bantamweight championship: Petr Yan (135) vs. Aljamain Sterling (134.5)
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev (156) vs. Drew Dober (156)
Light heavyweight: Thiago Santos (206) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (206)
Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz (136) vs. Casey Kenney (136)
Bantamweight: Song Yadong (135.5) vs. Kyler Phillips (136)
Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. Askar Askarov (127)*
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (125.5) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (126)
Flyweight: Tim Elliott (125.5) vs. Jordan Espinosa (126)
Light heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg (205) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5)
Welterweight: Sean Brady (170.5) vs. Jake Matthews (169.5)
Strawweight: Livinha Souza (116) vs. Amanda Lemos (116)
Lightweight: Uros Medic (156) vs. Aalon Cruz (155)
Bantamweight: Trevin Jones (134.5) vs. Mario Bautista (135.5)
*Askar Askarov missed weight by 1 lb.