UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Weigh-in and Face-Off Photo Highlights

Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 254 weigh-in
Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 254 Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The UFC 254 weigh-ins are in the books. And while there were a few stumbles, the card will move forward as planned.

Here’s what you need to know: the main event, first and foremost, is official. While UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov did require the towel to make weight, he hit 155lbs in the end. Justin Gaethje, who had no such difficulties, hit the mark as well.

Two fighters did miss weight for the event, however: Alex Oliveira missed the mark for his fight against Shavkat Rakhmonov. Joel Alvarez also missed the mark for his bout with Alexande Yakovlev. Both fights will move forward, with both Oliveira and Alvarez forfeiting a percentage of their fight purse.

All three back-up fighters at UFC 254 made weight, with Michael Chandler, the main event fill-in, hitting championship weight.

For a gallery of highlights from the weigh-in and face-offs, check below.

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Results

Main Card

Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (ic) (155) – for the undisputed UFC lightweight championship
Middleweight: Robert Whittaker (186) vs. Jared Cannonier (185)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (265) vs. Walt Harris (254)
Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun (186) vs. Phil Hawes (186)
Women’s Flyweight: Lauren Murphy (126) vs. Liliya Shakirova (126)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (205) vs. Ion Cuțelaba (205.5)

Preliminary card

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve (265) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265)
Catchweight (140 lb): Nathaniel Wood (140) vs. Casey Kenney (140)
Welterweight: Alex Oliveira** (173) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171)
Light Heavyweight: Da Un Jung (206) vs. Sam Alvey (206)

Early preliminary card

Women’s Flyweight: Liana Jojua (126) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
Lightweight: Joel Álvarez (159.5)* vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.5)


Lightweight backup: Michael Chandler (155)
Light heavyweight backup: Isi Fitikefu (203.5)
Bantamweight backup: Sergey Morozov (139.5)

* Alvarez missed weight, will forfeit 30% of his purse to opponent

** Oliveira missed weight, will forfeit 20% of his purse to opponent


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