UFC 291 is official, although two fighters on the highly anticipated Salt Lake City card came in heavy on Friday morning.
The second Pay-Per-View event from the UFC in the month of July is headlined by Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, a rematch five years in the making that now features the “BMF” championship on the line. A stacked main card sees Alex Pereira arrive at light heavyweight in the co-main event, with the former middleweight champ facing Jan Blachowicz, a former 205lb champion.
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, meanwhile, is set for a very fun match-up with Brazilian Michel Pereira. “Demolidor” turned out to be one of two fighters coming in heavy on Friday, weighing in at 174lbs for the welterweight fight.
Michel Pereira misses weight at 174 pounds. #UFC291
— Cageside Press (@Cagesidepress) July 28, 2023
The other fighter that tipped the scales heavy was Vinicius Salvador, who was overweight for a preliminary card flyweight fight against C.J. Vergara.
Full results from Friday morning’s UFC 291 official weigh-in can be found below, along with photo and video highlights from both the official and ceremonial weigh-ins.
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (156) — for the UFC “BMF” championship
Light Heavyweight: Jan Błachowicz (205) vs. Alex Pereira (205.5)
Welterweight: Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Michel Pereira (174)**
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa (170) vs. Kevin Holland (169.5)
Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim (170) vs. Trevin Giles (170)
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis (263.5) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (262)
Middleweight: Roman Kopylov (185) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (185.5)
Welterweight: Jake Matthews (170) vs. Darrius Flowers (170.5)
Early preliminary card
Flyweight: C.J. Vergara (125.5) vs. Vinicius Salvador (128.5)*
Welterweight: Matthew Semelsberger (169.5) vs. Uroš Medić (170.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick (125.5) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125)
* Missed weight, forfeits 20% of his purse, but the fight will continue.
** Missed weight, no word as to if this fight will continue as of weigh-in time.
UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 Official Weigh-In Highlights