Las Vegas, NV — Jon Jones makes the long awaited move to heavyweight for this Saturday’s UFC 285, and hit the scales Friday morning for the first time as part of his new weight class.
Jones will take on Ciryl Gane with the UFC’s vacant heavyweight title on the line — and it was a new-look “Bones” who weighed in for the event. Less cut, thicker, but almost certainly still a threat.
Two fighters missed weight ahead of Saturday’s massive card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: Mana Martinez was just a pound over for his fight with South African Cameron Saaiman. Geoff Neal, however, was a full four pounds heavy for a main card welterweight match-up with the undefeated Shavkat Rakhmonov.
Both fighters were fined 30% of their purse for the infraction.
Full results and a gallery of highlights from Friday’s UFC 285 weigh-ins can be found below!
UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane Weigh-In Results
Heavyweight: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane (247.5) — for the vacant UFC heavyweight championship
Women’s Flyweight: Valentina Shevchenko (c) (124.5) vs. Alexa Grasso (124.5) — for the UFC women’s flyweight championship
Welterweight: Geoff Neal (175)** vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171)
Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs. Jalin Turner (155.5)
Middleweight: Bo Nickal (185.5) vs. Jamie Pickett (186)
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Trevin Jones (135)
Middleweight: Derek Brunson (185.5) vs. Dricus du Plessis (185)
Women’s Flyweight: Viviane Araújo (126) vs. Amanda Ribas (126)
Middleweight: Julian Marquez (186) vs. Marc-André Barriault (185)
Early preliminary card
Welterweight: Ian Garry (171) vs. Song Kenan (171)
Bantamweight: Cameron Saaiman (135) vs. Leomana Martinez (137)*
Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Penne (116) vs. Tabatha Ricci (115.5)
Bantamweight: Da’Mon Blackshear (136) vs. Farid Basharat (136)
Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics (156) vs. Loik Radzhabov (155.5)
Heavyweight: Sergei Pavlovich (259) – backup fighter
* Martinez misses weight by 1lb for his fight with Cameron Saaiman. Fined 30% of his purse, fight moves forward at a catchweight.
** Neal misses weight by 4lbs for his fight with Shavkat Rakhmonov. Fined 30% of his purse per UFC officials. Fight moves forward at a catchweight.