Conor McGregor makes his much anticipated return to the octagon at UFC 246. Welcoming him back to Las Vegas will be Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, the winningest fighter in UFC history. The event promises to be one of the biggest of the year, simply because of McGregor’s involvement. That despite being the first PPV, and first UFC card period, of the decade.
Aside from McGregor vs. Cerrone, a number of other familiar names pepper the card. Former women’s bantamweight champ Holly Holm once again shares a card with ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. Holm is set to face off in a rematch with Raquel Pennington.
Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will also be in action, taking on Brazil’s Carlos Diego Ferreira.
While the main event fighters clocked in with no issues, Alexa Grasso hit a huge snag Friday morning. She came in 5.5lbs over the strawweight limit for her fight with Claudia Gadelha. As a result, the bout has been waved off per the Nevada athletic commission. The NSAC does not allow more than a three-pound differential between fighters.
Sabina Mazo also missed weight initially, coming in at 126.5lbs, then 126.25lbs with the barrier. She was given an extra hour to weigh in.
The early, official weigh-in for the event gets underway Friday morning in Las Vegas — check back here for results as they happen!
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone
Main Card (PPV, 10PM ET)
Welterweight: Conor McGregor (170) vs. Donald Cerrone (170)
Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136)
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (238) vs. Maurice Greene (243)
Women’s Strawweight: Cláudia Gadelha (115.5) vs. Alexa Grasso (121.5)*
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis (155.5) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (155.5)
Preliminary card (ESPN/TSN, 8PM ET)
Women’s Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Maycee Barber (126)
Featherweight: Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (146)
Flyweight: Tim Elliott (125.5) vs. Askar Askarov (126)
Lightweight: Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15PM ET)
Light Heavyweight: Aleksa Camur (204) vs. Justin Ledet (205)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher (136) vs. Ode Osbourne (136)
Women’s Flyweight: Sabina Mazo (125.5)** vs. JJ Aldrich (125.5)
*Alexa Grasso weighed in 5.5lbs over the strawweight limit. Her fight with Claudia Gadelha has been cancelled by the NSAC
**Sabina Mazo came in 0.25lbs over the flyweight limit, and was given an extra hour to make weight. She made weight on her second attempt.