All eyes were on the UFC 231 weigh-ins on Saturday, with questions remaining about how featherweight champ Max Holloway would look when he hit the scales.
UFC 231 sees the world’s premiere MMA promotion return to Toronto, Canada on the weekend. With a double-bill atop the card featuring featherweight and women’s flyweight title fights, it was poised to be a big show. Featherweight champion Max Holloway was back where he first claimed UFC gold, as he claimed the interim featherweight championship at UFC 206 in 2016. Challenging him for his now-undisputed title was Brian Ortega, arguably Holloway’s biggest test to date.
Yet in addition to the battle with Ortega, a battle at the scales was something to keep an eye on for Holloway, who has struggled with health issues over the past year.
However, Holloway showed no issues stepping on the scales, weighing in within the first thirty minutes on the official weigh-in. Ortega hit the scales even earlier, and within the first half hour, Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk did as well. That made both the main event and co-main event official!
All other fighters made weight, though Renato Moicano, the back-up fighter for the main event, weighed in at 146. Needing to make championship weight, he was given an extra hour to shed the pound.
UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega Weigh-In Results:
Max Holloway (c) (144.5) vs. Brian Ortega (144.75)
Valentina Shevchenko (123.5) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (123.75)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170.25)
Hakeem Dawodu (145.75) vs. Kyle Bochniak (145)
Jimi Manuwa (204.75) vs. Thiago Santos (205.75)
Cláudia Gadelha (115.5) vs. Nina Ansaroff (115.25)
Katlyn Chookagian (125.75) vs. Jessica Eye (126)
Eryk Anders (186) vs. Elias Theodorou (184.5)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.75) vs. Gilbert Burns (155.75)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims:
Devin Clark (205) vs. Aleksandar Rakić (206)
Brad Katona (135.5) vs. Matthew Lopez (135.5)
Chad Laprise (171) vs. Dhiego Lima (170.25)
Carlos Diego Ferreira (155.75) vs. Kyle Nelson (155.5)