It will be card number four in Las Vegas for the UFC this weekend. UFC on ESPN 11 puts the focus on the heavyweights, as the #3 and #7 ranked big men throw down in the main event. That pair would be Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov, respectively. In a fight that might lack star power, but that could be key for the heavyweight division.
Blaydes will be looking to make it four in a row, and cement his spot as a top contender. With Miocic vs. Cormier 3 finally on the horizon, a win for Blaydes would arguably leave him behind only Francis Ngannou as the next in line.
Volkov’s situation is a little murkier. Still, the Russian bounced back from a loss to Derrick Lewis by winning (a fight he frankly should have won) against Greg Hardy last year. Volkov was creeping up on a title shot prior to the Lewis win, and could at least be within striking distance if he defeats Blaydes.
The official weigh-in takes place Friday morning — tune in starting at 12PM ET for updates!
Only one fighter came in heavy Friday: Frank Camacho. Last to hit the scale, Camacho was 158lbs for his lightweight fight against Justin Jaynes. Jaynes was stepping in as a short-notice replacement for Matt Frevola.
UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs. Volkov Official Weigh-In Results
Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+)
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (261) vs. Alexander Volkov (247)
Featherweight: Josh Emmett (146) vs. Shane Burgos (146)
Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington (136) vs. Marion Reneau (136)
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad (170.5) vs. Lyman Good (170.5)
Catchweight (160 lbs): Jim Miller (159.5) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (160)
Preliminary card (ESPN/ESPN+)
Lightweight: Clay Guida (154.5) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres (116) vs. Brianna Van Buren (115)
Middleweight: Marc-André Barriault (185.5) vs. Oskar Piechota (185.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Cortney Casey (123.5) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.5)
Lightweight: Justin Jaynes (156) vs. Frank Camacho (158)*
Women’s Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125.5) vs. Lauren Murphy (125.5)
Lightweight: Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Max Rohskopf (155)
* Camacho came in 2lbs over the lightweight non-title fight limit