As far as rematches go, what is set to arrive at Saturday’s UFC 291 is probably one of the best the promotion could possibly offer.
Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje are more than just fan favorites. Their bouts — hard-hitting, violent, often bloody, and frankly life-shortening — have become the stuff of legend. In 2018, they threw down in one of the best fights of the year, with Poirier claiming a TKO in the fourth round.
Both men would go on to win interim gold in the UFC lightweight division. Both would suffer title fight losses to both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira. Both had no expectation of ever meeting inside the cage again — yet here we are. Ranked #2 and #3 at 155lbs, fate has brought Poirier and Gaethje back together, with the “BMF” title on the line for their main event fight at UFC 291 in Salt Lake City, not to mention a shot at the winner of Islam Makhachev vs. Charlies Oliveira 2.
Weigh-ins for UFC 291 go down Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Cageside Press will be on the scene — full results can be found below.
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.