UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera Weigh-In Results — Main Event Fighter Heavy

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Marlon Vera, UFC 268 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

The UFC will set up shop at the Apex for the third weekend in a row this Saturday night, with UFC Vegas 53 putting two bantamweight contenders in the spotlight.

Rob Font and Marlon Vera have been flirting with the top of the 135lb weight class for a while now. With Aljamain Sterling’s business with Petr Yan finally settled (for now, at least), either could insert themselves into the title picture with a big win on Saturday.

While names like Aldo and Dillashaw will likely get there before them, Font (#5 in the weight class) and Vera (#8) were at least within striking distance.

In the co-main event, meanwhile, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, at age 43, was looking for his fourth straight win against Jake Collier.

Full results from the UFC Vegas 53 weigh-ins, which get underway at 12PM ET on Friday, April 27, can be found below.

Friday’s weigh-in went smoothly right up until just prior to the one hour mark, when headlining bantamweight Rob Font his the scale. With Chito Vera having made weight early, Font was the other half of the main event — and was heavy, 2.5 pounds over the non-title bantamweight limit. It was immediately announced that Font would not continue cutting weight.

UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera Weigh-In Results

Main card

Bantamweight: Rob Font (138.5)* vs. Marlon Vera (136)
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (246) vs. Jake Collier (265)
Featherweight: Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Joanderson Brito (145.5)
Lightweight: Jared Gordon (155.5) vs. Grant Dawson (155.5)
Featherweight: Darren Elkins (145.5) vs. Tristan Connelly (146)
Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko (186) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185)

Preliminary card

Flyweight: Daniel Lacerda (125) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (125.5)
Heavyweight: Alexander Romanov (236.5) vs. Chase Sherman (247)
Welterweight: Gabriel Green (170.5) vs. Yohan Lainesse (169)
Lightweight: Natan Levy (155) vs. Mike Breeden (155.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Gina Mazany (126) vs. Shanna Young (125)
Flyweight: Tatsuro Taira (125.5) vs. Carlos Candelario (126)

* Font missed the bantamweight limit by 2.5 pounds