UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon Weigh-In Photo Highlights

Song Yadong, UFC Vegas 72
Song Yadong, UFC Vegas 72 weigh-in Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

The UFC has had a bit of a rough go ahead of this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 72, losing the card’s original main event (Arman Tsarukyan vs. Renato Moicano) and any number of fights/fighters from the Apex-based event.

On Friday, a couple of fighters flirted with disaster, as Hailey Cowan (137.5) and Irina Alekseeva (140) both missed the bantamweight limit for their fights. Those fights will go forward (at a catchweight), but especially for Alekseeva, in her promotional debut, it’s not a good look — nor was celebrating on the scale despite being four pounds heavy.

On the positive side, both Trey Waters and Marcus McGhee made weight for their short-notice fights.

Full results and a gallery of highlights from Friday’s weigh-in can be found below.

UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon Weigh-In Results

Main Card

Bantamweight: Song Yadong (136) vs. Ricky Simon (136)
Middleweight: Caio Borralho (185.5) vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (185.5)
Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira (186) vs. Cody Brundage (185.5)
Featherweight: Julian Erosa (145.5) vs. Fernando Padilla (145.5)
Heavyweight: Marcos Rogério de Lima (262.5) vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta (258)
Welterweight: Joshua Quinlan (169) vs. Trey Waters (171)

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight: Martin Buday (265) vs. Jake Collier (265.5)
Flyweight: Cody Durden (126) vs. Charles Johnson (125.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Stephanie Egger (135) vs. Irina Alekseeva (140)**
Catchweight (140lb): Journey Newson (138.5) vs. Marcus McGhee (140)
Women’s Bantamweight: Hailey Cowan (137.5)* vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth (135.5)

* Cowan misses weight by 1.5lbs for her bantamweight fight with Jamey-Lyn Horth

** Irina Alekseeva misses weight by 4lbs for her bantamweight fight with Stephanie Egger