Despite many late changes to the card, every fighter at UFC St. Petersburg was able to make weight this morning.
Seven bouts, including the main event, underwent a change prior to UFC St. Petersburg. Typically, short-notice bouts lead to fighters missing weight, but not this time around.
The main event of the card was originally Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem, but Volkov was removed from the card for health-related issues. Stepping in is Aleksei Oleinik, who will be participating in his 70th career fight. The Ukrainian has stopped four of his last five opponents, two of which were by the only Ezekiel chokes in the promotion’s history. Overeem recently bounced back from a two-fight losing streak with a win over Sergey Pavlovich.
Many fighters will be making their debuts on this card, and they are as follows (follow the links for a breakdown from Cageside Press’ Shawn Bitter):
- Arman Tsarukyan
- Ivan Shtyrkov
- Alen Amedovski
- Movsar Evloev
- Seung Woo Choi
- Alex Da Silva
- Rafael Fiziev
The weigh-in results for UFC St. Petersburg are below:
Main Card (1:00 p.m. EST on ESPN+)
- Heavyweight Main Event: Alistair Overeem (245) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (237)
- Lightweight Co-Main Event: Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (155)
- Heavyweight: Sergey Pavlovich (254) vs. Marcelo Golm (250)
- Light Heavyweight: Ivan Shtyrkov (206) vs. Devin Clark (204.5)
- Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125)
- Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko (185) vs. Alen Amedovski (186)
Preliminary Card (10:15 a.m. EST on ESPN+)
- Featherweight Featured Prelim: Movsar Evloev (146) vs. Seung Woo Choi (145)
- Welterweight: Sultan Aliev (170) vs. Keita Nakamura (171)
- Lightweight: Alexander Yakovlev (155) vs. Alex Da Silva (156)
- Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura (249) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (258)
- Light Heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov (204.5) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (206)
- Lightweight: Magomed Mustafaev (154.5) vs. Rafael Fiziev (155)
UFC St. Petersburg takes place tomorrow morning in Russia’s Yubileyny Sports Palace and can be viewed on ESPN+.