The weigh-in for UFC on ESPN 7 is complete, with a few fighters struggling to make weight, but all fighters official, including main event Overeem vs. Rozenstruik.
Washington, D.C. — The octagon will see action in Washington, D.C. Saturday night for the first time since 2011. That’s quite the sabbatical for high-level MMA in the American capital. The last time the UFC set foot in D.C., Dominick Cruz defended his bantamweight title against Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson — the last loss Johnson would suffer until running up against Henry Cejudo last year.
In their return visit with UFC on ESPN 7, the promotion brings with them legendary heavyweight Alistair Overeem, going up against surging newcomer Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The fight promises fireworks, with the match-up reminiscent of another ‘Reem fight, against Francis Ngannou.
The official (and only) weigh-in for the event went down Friday morning — check below for a gallery of photo highlights and video of the affair!
UFC Washington: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik Weigh-In Results
Main Card (ESPN/TSN, 9PM ET)
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem (248) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (250.5)
Women’s Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez (115.5) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (120.5)**
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve (265.3) vs. Ben Rothwell (265.2)
Women’s Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (136) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (135.1)
Bantamweight: Cody Stamann (135.2) vs. Song Yadong (135.2)
Preliminary Card (ESPN/TSN, 7PM ET)
Bantamweight: Rob Font (135.1) vs. Ricky Simon (135.2)
Welterweight: Thiago Alves (171) vs. Tim Means (171.5)***
Featherweight: Billy Quarantillo (145.2) vs. Jacob Kilburn (145.3)
Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell (145.2) vs. Matt Sayles (148.5)*
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 PM ET)
Lightweight: Joe Solecki (156) vs. Matt Wiman (155.3)
Strawweight: Virnia Jandiroba (115) vs. Mallory Martin (115.5)
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov (185.3) vs. Trevor Smith (185.5)
* Sayles missed weight, coming in at 2.5lbs over the featherweight limit. He will forfeit 20% of his purse
** Calvillo missed weight, coming in at 4.5lbs over the strawweight limit. She will forfeit 30% of her purse.
*** Means initially missed weight, coming in at 0.5lbs over the welterweight limit. He would make a second attempt within the weigh-in window and hit 171lbs even, making weight.