UFC 299’s Official Weigh-Ins Will Be Different: Here’s How

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Marlon Vera, UFC 268 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Miami, FL — Things will be a little different at the UFC 299 weigh-ins on Friday morning.

The Miami-based card will have a two-hour weigh-in window, sort of. However, all fighters will be required to step on the scales inside of hour one.

Promotion officials advised Cageside Press of changes to Friday’s official weigh-in late Tuesday night. “This is a commission decision,” a representative for the UFC stated.

Reached for comment, a member of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation communications branch provided the following statement:

“The weigh-in is scheduled to occur from 9 – 11 a.m. as usual. All fighters must get on the scales within the first hour of start time of the weigh-in; the second hour will be for those participants that did not make the contracted weight on the first attempt and need to cut weight and get back on the scales.”

That means you shouldn’t expect an additional hour to cut weight, as tends to happen on a case-by-case basis in other jurisdictions, including Nevada.

It also makes for a busy Friday morning in Miami, as there are a full 14 fights, and 28 fighters, on the UFC 299 card. Nor will the heavyweights get to saunter over to the scales towards the end of the weigh-in window.

UFC 299 is headlined by bantamweights Sean O’Malley and Chito Vera, with Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis serving as a five-round co-main event.