UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Weigh-In Results — Chiesa Misses, Vows to Leave Lightweight Behind

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Stipe Miocic Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Kicking off at noon EST, all fighters on the UFC 226 card in Las Vegas were set to step on the scale as part of the official weigh-ins. Among them, headliners Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, the later moving up from light heavyweight to challenge for a second title.

There’d be no need for a towel this time out for Cormier — though perhaps counting chickens before they hatch isn’t the best idea in D.C.’s case. The light heavyweight kingpin took a scary spill at the UFC 226 press conference yesterday, but luckily came out unscathed. The fight, in this case, goes on.

Worth keeping an eye on, Uriah Hall, who had a disastrous weight cut earlier this year that saw him rushed to hospital in life threatening condition.

However, after an early run of everyone hitting the mark, lightweight Michael Chiesa, looking shaky getting on the scale, missed weight by 1.5lbs. Following the reading of his official weight — 157.5lbs — he announced that this will be his final fight at 155.

Heavyweight Alexander Volkov stepped on the scales as a back-up fighter, coming in at 236lbs. All other fighters made weight, with Anthony Pettis being the last to step on the scales. Albeit behind a towel, Pettis made the lightweight limit.

UFC 226 Weigh-In Results:

Main Card (PPV)

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (c) (242.5) vs. Daniel Cormier (246)
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou (253) vs. Derrick Lewis (264.5)
Welterweight: Paul Felder (170) vs. Mike Perry (170.5)
Lightweight: Michael Chiesa (157.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (156)
Light Heavyweight: Gökhan Saki (206) vs. Khalil Rountree Jr. (205)

Preliminary Card (FS1/TSN)

Middleweight: Uriah Hall (185.5) vs. Paulo Costa (185.5)
Bantamweight: Raphael Assunção (136) vs. Rob Font (135.5)
Lightweight: Lando Vannata (156) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Welterweight: Curtis Millender (170.5) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)

UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card:

Lightweight: Dan Hooker (155.5) vs. Gilbert Burns (155)
Women’s Strawweight: Jamie Moyle (116) vs. Emily Whitmire (116)

Alexander Volkov (236) – back-up fighter


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