UFC Philadelphia: Barboza vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Photo Highlights

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Michael Johnson looked to be in a celebratory mood after making weight at the UFC Philadelphia (UFC on ESPN 2) official weigh-in
Michael Johnson Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

UFC on ESPN 2 is a go, as the card commonly known as UFC Philadelphia saw all fighters hit the scales Friday morning.

There was but one hiccup at Friday’s official (and only) weigh-in for UFC Philadelphia. That came when a worn-looking Ray Borg hit the scale, behind a towel. Borg, a former title challenger at flyweight who has not fought since due to an abundance of reasons, missed the mark, coming in at 137.25lbs for the bantamweight fight.

All other fighters made weight on Friday. That includes, of course, the main event pairing of Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje, which represented a hotly anticipated lightweight clash.

Also making weight was Michael Johnson, coming down to the wire but hitting the mark, if just barely. Like Borg, Johnson needed a towel to weigh in. Unlike Borg, he made weight successfully, hitting the 146lb max for featherweight. And looking thrilled afterward.

Check out all the highlights in our exclusive gallery below!

UFC Philadelphia: Barboza vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Results

Main Card (ESPN/CTV, 7PM EST)

Lightweight Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.5)
Middleweight David Branch (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185)
Featherweight Josh Emmett (145.75) vs. Michael Johnson (146)
Women’s Strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.75) vs. Michelle Waterson (115.5)
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig (205) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5)
Featherweight Sheymon Moraes (145) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (145.5)

Preliminary Card (ESPN/TSN, 5PM EST)

Women’s Strawweight Marina Rodriguez (114.75) vs. Jessica Aguilar (115.25)
Lightweight Ross Pearson (155.25) vs. Desmond Green (155)
Featherweight Enrique Barzola (145) vs. Kevin Aguilar (145)
Middleweight Kevin Holland (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185.5)

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 EST)

Bantamweight Ray Borg (137.25)* vs. Casey Kenney (135.5)
Women’s Flyweight Maryna Moroz (125.25) vs. Sabina Mazo (125.5)
Bantamweight Alex Perez (135.25) vs. Mark De La Rosa (135.5)

* Borg missed weight, 20% of his purse will be forfeited to his opponent.

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