UFC 266 weigh-ins: UFC 266 is just a day away. The event will be taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the 25th of September. Two title fights have been lined up. In the main event Alexander Volkanovski, the featherweight champ, will be defending his title against Brian Ortega. In the co-main event women’s flyweight champ, Valentina Shevchenko will be squaring off against Lauren Murphy who has been on a hot winning streak.
The event also marks the return of Nick Diaz to MMA after almost 7 years, the Stockton man, will be taking on Robbie Lawler in a five-round non-title fight. A rematch 17 years in the making.
The weigh-ins for the event just concluded and all the 26 fighters on the card successfully made weight. The most notable ones among them were Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast who were on the verge of having their fight cancelled due to visa approval issues.
UFC 266 weigh-ins: Nick Diaz comes in 1.5 lbs heavier than Robbie Lawler
Alexander Volkanovski hit the scales at 144.5 lbs while Ortega weighed in at 144 lbs. The champ Shevchenko successfully weighed in at 124 lbs with her opponent Laura Murphy weighing a pound heavier, at 125. Nick Diaz came in at 185.5 lbs and Lawler at 184.
Heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik weighed in at 261 and 257 lbs respectively. The women’s strawweight bout which kicks off the main card features Jessica Andrade taking on Cynthia Calvillo. Andrade and Calvillo both weighed in at 126 lbs.
All eyes were on Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast as they made weight successfully. Hooker was 155.5 lbs and Haqparast, 154.5.