The UFC’s first post-266 card, UFC Vegas 38 put the light heavyweight division in the spotlight.
In the main event was a Brazil vs. Brazil match-up, as Thiago Santos was set to take on Johnny Walker. Santos was winless since his loss to Jon Jones in 2019, and questions had been raised about whether he had fully recovered from the leg damage he sustained in that fight — and if he ever would. Walker, meanwhile, was coming in off a win over Ryan Spann, but had also sat through the longest layoff of his career.
Another, now former light heavyweight was also on the card. Misha Cirkunov would be making his middleweight debut at UFC Vegas 38, against Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko.
Weigh-ins for the event take place Friday in Las Vegas; results can be found below.
Three fighters missed weight Friday morning ahead of UFC Vegas 38, including Bethe Correia and Mike Breeden. But despite missing by just one pound, Aspen Ladd’s miss might have been the worst. She weighed in at 141 with clothes on before going behind a barrier and stripping down. She appeared shaky on the scale, was unable to raise her hands, but eventually came in at 137lbs. Her fight with Macy Chiasson is likely in jeopardy as a result.
UFC Vegas 38: Santos vs. Walker Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Thiago Santos (206) vs. Johnny Walker (204.5)
Middleweight: Kevin Holland (183.5) vs. Kyle Daukaus (185.5)
Welterweight: Alex Oliveira (169.5) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
Middleweight: Misha Cirkunov (185.5) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (137)*** vs. Macy Chiasson (136)
Lightweight: Alexander Hernandez (154.5) vs. Mike Breeden (158.5)**
Lightweight: Joe Solecki (155.5) vs. Jared Gordon (155)
Women’s Flyweight: Antonina Shevchenko (125.5) vs. Casey O’Neill (125)
Women’s Bantamweight: Bethe Correia (138.5)* vs. Karol Rosa (135.5)
Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey (155.5) vs. Devonte Smith (155.5)
Bantamweight: Douglas Silva de Andrade (135) vs. Gaetano Pirrello (134.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Shanna Young (134.5) vs. Stephanie Egger (135)
Bantamweight: Alejandro Pérez (136) vs. Johnny Eduardo (135.5)
* Correia misses weight by 2.5lbs for her bantamweight fight with Karol Rosa
** Breeden misses weight by 2.5lbs for his lightweight fight with Alexander Hernandez
*** Ladd misses weight by 1lb for her bantamweight fight with Macy Chiasson