The UFC returned to the Apex in Las Vegas for UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday — and brought The Ultimate Fighter 30 finals with them.
While coaches Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena had faced off last weekend at UFC 277, it was their student’s time to shine on Saturday. In the women’s flyweight division, Juliana Miller was set to face off with Brogan Walker, while at heavyweight, Zac Pauga was faced with the hard-hitting Mohammed Usman, brother of UFC welterweight champ Kamaru.
Atop Saturday’s card was a light heavyweight clash, with Jamahal Hill getting his toughest test to date against former title challenger Thiago Santos. Dating back to his 2019 title bid against Jon Jones, Santos was 1-4 in his last five fights.
Welterweights anchored the co-featured, with Vicente Luque taking on Geoff Neal.
Weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 59 go down Friday in Las Vegas. Full results can be found below.
There was just a little bit of drama at Friday’s weigh-in, with Ariane Lipski coming in well over the flyweight limit for her fight with Priscila Cachoeira. Sam Alvey also appeared to see his luck run out, as he came in one pound overweight, but was able to continue his cut and did hit the mark at 186 pounds.
UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Thiago Santos (206) vs. Jamahal Hill (205)
Welterweight: Vicente Luque (170.5) vs. Geoff Neal (171)
Heavyweight: Zac Pauga (239) vs. Mohammed Usman (236.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Brogan Walker (125.5) vs. Juliana Miller (125)
Heavyweight: Augusto Sakai (260) vs. Sergey Spivak (249.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Ariane Lipski (128.5)* vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125.5)
Middleweight: Sam Alvey (186) vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (185.5)
Welterweight: Takashi Sato (170.5) vs. Bryan Battle (171)
Lightweight: Terrance McKinney (155.5) vs. Erick Gonzalez (155)
Welterweight: Jason Witt (170) vs. Josh Quinlan (169)
Women’s Strawweight: Miranda Granger (115.5) vs. Cory McKenna (115.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Mayra Bueno Silva (135.5) vs. Stephanie Egger (134.5)
* Lipski misses weight by 2.5lbs. After coming in at 129 on her initial attempt, she re-weighed behind a barrier, coming in at 128.5