UFC 268 is official, as is the main event between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.
And it’s a good thing, too. At Friday morning’s official weigh-in, back-up fighter Vicente Luque hit the scales last, and actually missed weight. Coming in at 172.2lbs, Luque would have been a tough sell in a title fight (and wouldn’t have qualified anyway).
Two other fighters missed the mark on Friday: Contender Series winner CJ Vergara came in heavy for his octagon debut, at flyweight. And LFA alum Bruno Souza, who trains under Lyoto Machida, was over for a fight with Melsik Baghdasaryan. In Souza’s case, he was stepping in on short notice, so perhaps a little leeway is acceptable there.
Regardless, the full card is official. Both Souza and Vergara will forfeit 20% of their purse for missing the mark however.
Full weigh-in results can be found below, as well as a gallery of highlights from the official weigh-in. The ceremonial weigh-ins go down this afternoon, and we’ll have highlights as soon as they happen. A live stream of the ceremonial weigh-in can be found below as well.
UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 Weigh-In Results
Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (c) (169) vs. Colby Covington (169.4) – for the UFC welterweight championship
Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) (115) vs. Zhang Weili (115) – for the UFC women’s strawweight championship
Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar (135.6) vs. Marlon Vera (135)
Featherweight: Shane Burgos (145.6) vs. Billy Quarantillo (145.4)
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje (155.6) vs. Michael Chandler (155.2)
Middleweight: Alex Pereira (185.8) vs. Andreas Michailidis (185)
Lightweight: Al Iaquinta (155.8) vs. Bobby Green (155.2)
Middleweight: Phil Hawes (185.4) vs. Chris Curtis (186)
Middleweight: Edmen Shahbazyan (185.4) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (184.6)
Early Preliminary Card
Welterweight: Ian Garry (169.6) vs. Jordan Williams (170.6)
Heavyweight: Gian Villante (260.6) vs. Chris Barnett (263.8)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby (203.6) vs. John Allan (205)
Featherweight: Melsik Baghdasaryan (145.4) vs. Bruno Souza (148.4)*
Flyweight: CJ Vergara (127.4)** vs. Ode Osbourne (125.2)
Welterweight: Vicente Luque (172.2)*** – backup fighter
* Souza missed the featherweight non-title limit by 2.4lbs
** Vergara missed the flyweight non-title limit by 1.4lbs
*** Luque, weighing in as a back-up fighter for the main event, misses the welterweight limit by 2.2lbs (presumably, he would need to hit championship weight)
UFC 268 Official Weigh-In