See what happens on the scales ahead of UFC Vegas 71
The UFC is back in the APEX facility this weekend with a card headlined by two of the best bantamweights in the promotion. At UFC Vegas 71 former champion Petr Yan will be taking on Merab Dvalishvili.
Yan lost his belt to Aljamain Sterling in his first defense and then failed to get it back in an immediate rematch. Dvalishvili is on an eight fight winning streak, but it seems unlikely he will ever challenge his close friend and training partner Sterling for the belt. The co-main for this one is a heavyweight clash between Alexander Volkov and Alexandr Romanov.
Making the fight card a bit more special than the usual APEX fare is the inclusion of Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann, which was supposed to headline a UFC Vegas card a few weeks ago but got pulled, during the event, when Krylov fell ill.
The prelims have some interesting match-ups including JJ Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski and Raphael Assuncao vs. Davey Grant.
But before these fights can happen, we need to hit the scales. The official weigh-ins happen at 12 p.m. ET. Keep it locked on this page for all the results as they happen.
Main card (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+):
- Bantamweight: Petr Yan (136) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (134.5)
- Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Alexandr Romanov
- Catchweight (215 lbs): Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann
- Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos vs. Austin Lingo (145.5)
- Bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov (136) vs. Jonathan Martinez (135.5)
- Light heavyweight: Vitor Petrino (204) vs. Anton Turkalj
Prelim card (3 p.m. ET on ESPN+):
- Heavyweight: Lukasz Brzeski vs. Karl Williams
- Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Davey Grant
- Middleweight: Sedriques Dumas (184.5) vs. Josh Fremd
- Bantamweight: Mario Bautista (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (136)
- Flyweight: JJ Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski (125.5)
- Bantamweight: Tony Gravely vs. Victor Henry (136)
- Flyweight: Tyson Nam vs. Bruno Silva (125.5)
- Welterweight: Carlston Harris (169.5) vs. Jared Gooden
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