When the UFC returns to PPV this Saturday night for UFC 252, it brings with it one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years.
It’s easy to say that about main events, sometimes. The hype machine is always ready to claim a fight is the biggest, the best, the most important. But this weekend sees the end to the trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. A fight that could determine the greatest heavyweight champion in UFC history. Some may already side with Miocic, who broke the UFC’s title defense record in the weight class. Others may factor in Cormier’s Strikeforce grand prix win and double champ status.
Either way, the main event this weekend is in fact massive. And must-watch MMA.
Weigh-ins for the event go down Friday in Las Vegas, and we’ll bring you updates, starting at 12PM ET (9AM PT).
Two fighters missed weight Friday morning, T.J. Brown and Herbert Burns. Brown came close, only 0.5lbs off, but although given an additional hour to shed the excess weight, he did not weigh in again. Both men were fined 20% of their purse, but their respective fights move forward.
UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 Weigh-In Results
Main Event (PPV)
Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (c) (233) vs. Daniel Cormier (236) – for the UFC heavyweight championship
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley (136) vs. Marlon Vera (136)
Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos (238.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (254)
Bantamweight: John Dodson (136) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (136)
Featherweight: Herbert Burns (149.5)** vs. Daniel Pineda (146)
Preliminary Card (ESPN/TSN)
Lightweight: Jim Miller (156) vs. Vinc Pichel (156)
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig (116) vs. Virna Jandiroba (115.5)
Featherweight: T.J Brown (146.5)* vs. Daniel Chavez (146)
Women’s Strawweight: Ashley Yoder (115.5) vs. Livia Renata Souza (115.5)
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight: Chris Daukaus (241) vs. Parker Porter (264.5)
Featherweight: Kai Kamaka III (145.5) vs. Tony Kelley (145.5)
*Brown weighed in at 146.75, then used a barrier and weighed 146.5lbs. He was given an additional hour to make weight, but did not weigh in again. Fined 20% of his purse, fight moves forward at a catchweight
** Burns missed the featherweight non-title limit by 3.5lbs. Fined 20% of his purse, fight moves forward at a catchweight