The UFC continues to put the heavyweight division in focus in the month of February.
After Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem started the month, topping UFC Vegas 18, now it’s Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes getting their turn. The pair, originally booked to face off in November, top UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday. It’s one of three heavyweight headliners this month, with the final, Ciryl Gane vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, taking place on the 27th.
Blaydes, with a win, could be a bonafide #1 contender in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Or he would be, were it not for the impending arrival of Jon Jones. Lewis, well that’s another matter, but a win would give him four straight, at least putting him in the conversation.
Weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 19 kick off at 12PM ET on Friday. Check below for results.
It was not a good day at the scales on Friday. Before the full card had even weighed in, three fighters had missed weight. Drako Rodriguez and Jared Gordon both missed by a wide margin, while Rafael Alves, in his UFC debut, missed by a country mile. Opponent Pat Sabatini made featherweight on short notice, while Alves came in 11.5lbs over the featherweight limit, even missing weight for lightweight.
A fourth missed the mark later in the window — Ketlen Vieira came in heavy at 2lbs over the bantamweight limit.
Alves vs. Sabatini has been removed from the card, while the remaining three fights will move forward.
UFC Vegas 19: Blaydes vs. Lewis Weigh-In Results
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes (259) vs. Derrick Lewis (263)
Women’s Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira (138)**** vs. Yana Kunitskaya (135.5)
Featherweight: Charles Rosa (146) vs. Darrick Minner (146)
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (240) vs. Chris Daukaus (234)
Middleweight: Phil Hawes (185) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (185.5)
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (249.5) vs. Tom Aspinall (244.5)
Featherweight: Pat Sabatini (145.5) vs. Rafael Alves (157.5)
Featherweight: Jared Gordon (150)** vs. Danny Chavez (145)
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose (156) vs. Luis Pena (155.5)
Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland (135.5) vs. John Castañeda (136)
Featherweight: Nate Landwehr (146) vs. Julian Erosa (145.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Shana Dobson (126) vs. Casey O’Neill (125.5)
Featherweight: Chas Skelly (146) vs. Jamall Emmers (145.5)
Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi (136) vs. Drako Rodriguez (140.5)*
Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak (245) vs. Jared Vanderaa (265)
* Rodriguez misses weight by 4.5lbs
** Gordon misses weight by 4lbs
*** Alves misses weight by 11.5lbs
**** Ketlen Vieiera missed weight by 2lbs