UFC 296 Weigh-In Results And Updated Lineup

Earlier today (Friday, December 15th), all fighters competing at UFC 296 stepped to the scales to weigh-in prior to their evening under the bright lights at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Despite the fact that we are on the home stretch to fight night, and most everything is locked in, sadly another fighter has had to pull out of the event due to illness.

Just two days ago, the news surfaced that Ian Machado-Garry (13-0) developed pneumonia, and was forced to drop out of his fight versus Vicente Luque (22-9-1). Now, another bout has been removed from this Saturday’s lineup. Randy Brown (17-5), who was scheduled to face Muslim Salikhov (19-4), contracted an unspecified illness and has also needed to withdraw from the event.

With what is hopefully the final change to the card out of the way, all 24 competitors, and the pair of backup fighters, hit the scales.

All athletes successfully made weight, and the UFC 296 lineup is official, barring any further unforeseen complications.

The early prelims will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass. Following, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+, the four fight preliminary card will get started.

Finally, at 10 p.m ET / 7 p.m. PT, the main card will go live on ESPN+ PPV. Four exciting bouts will keep fans glued to their TV’s as they wait excitedly for the evening to conclude with the highly anticipated welterweight title match between Leon Edwards (21-3) and Colby Covington (17-3).

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Fans can also tune in to the UFC 296 Ceremonial Weigh-In Show via UFC’s YouTube page (or in the embed below) this Friday evening at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

UFC 296 Weigh-In Results

Main Card (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ PPV)

  • Leon Edwards (170) vs. Colby Covington (169.5)
  • Alexandre Pantoja (125) vs. Brandon Royval (124.5)
  • Tony Ferguson (155.5) vs. Paddy Pimblett (155.5)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (171)
  • Josh Emmett (146) vs. Bryce Mitchell (145.5)

Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+)

  • Irene Aldana (136) vs. Karol Rosa (135.5)
  • Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Brian Kelleher (136)
  • Casey O’Neill (125) vs. Ariane Lipski (126)
  • Alonzo Menifield (204.5) vs. Dustin Jacoby (204.5)

Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass)

  • Tagir Ulanbekov (126) vs. Cody Durden (126)
  • Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Lucas Almeida (146)
  • Martin Buday (264.5) vs. Shamil Gaziev (259.5)
  • Backup fighters: Belal Muhammad (169.5), Brandon Moreno (125)

(h/t MMAFighting.com)


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