The UFC is back on Fight Island on Saturday, which means official weigh-ins on Friday (in the AM for those of us in the west, but late for the fighters present in Abu Dhabi). The Fight Night event, technically UFC Fight Night 179 and labelled UFC Fight Island 5, is set to be topped by a key bantamweight showdown between Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen.
Also on hand, veteran lightweight turned featherweight Marlon Moraes taking on short-notice replacement Makwan Amirkhani, and heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Marcin Tybura.
The event also represents a coming out party for a small invasion of newcomers. No fewer than six debuting fighters are on the card: Dricus Du Plessis, Stephanie Egger, KB Bhullar, llia Topuria, Alan Baudot, and Tagir Ulanbekov are all making the walk to the octagon for the first time.
The official weigh-in will commence at 9AM ET — check below for results.
The full card made weight Friday morning — no misses.
UFC Fight Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen Weigh-In Results
Bantamweight: Marlon Moraes (136) vs. Cory Sandhagen (136)
Featherweight: Edson Barboza (145.5) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (146)
Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell (265) vs. Marcin Tybura (263)
Middleweight: Markus Perez (186) vs. Dricus du Plessis (186)
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall (252) vs. Alan Baudot (254)
Featherweight: Youssef Zalal (146) vs. llia Topuria (146)
Middleweight: Tom Breese (186) vs. KB Bhullar (186)
Heavyweight: Chris Daukaus (227) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (265)
Middleweight: Impa Kasanganay (185.5) vs. Joaquin Buckley (185.5)
Bantamweight: Ali AlQaisi (136) vs. Tony Kelley (136)
Featherweight: Giga Chikadze (146) vs. Omar Morales (145.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Tracy Cortez (136) vs. Stephanie Egger (135.5)
Flyweight: Bruno Silva (125.5) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (126)