There’s plenty on the line at UFC 218, but it appears all of the athletes were saving any potential drama for fight night after everyone made weight Friday morning in Detroit.
Both champion and challenger made weight as Max Holloway and Jose Aldo meet for the second time in six months with the featherweight title up for grabs in the main event.
Holloway was the first of the two main event fighters to hit the scales as he stood behind a towel to hit 145 pounds on the nose. Aldo was the final fighter to weigh in on Friday morning, as he also needed the towel to hit 145 pounds, but he still stepped on the scale well ahead of the 11 a.m. deadline.
Of course, heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou weren’t expected to struggle to make the 265-pound limit, but they both looked fit and ready to go to war on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated match-ups on the card.
Former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo came in at exactly 126 pounds for his fight against Sergio Pettis, avoiding any early morning drama after struggling to make the flyweight limit for part of his career.
With the official weigh-in completed, the fighters will prepare to face off later in the day on Friday at the ceremonial weigh-in as UFC 218 fast approaches on Saturday night.
UFC 218: HOLLOWAY VS. ALDO 2 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET)
- Max Holloway (145) vs. Jose Aldo (145)
- Alistair Overeem (247) vs. Francis Ngannou (262)
- Henry Cejudo (126) vs. Sergio Pettis (126)
- Eddie Alvarez (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (156)
- Tecia Torres (116) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)
UFC 218 PRELIMS (FS1 at 8 p.m. ET)
- Charles Oliveira (154.5) vs. Paul Felder (155.5)
- Alex Oliveira (170.5) vs. Yancy Medeiros (170)
- Drakkar Klose (156) vs. David Teymur (156)
- Felice Herrig (115.5) vs. Cortney Casey (115.5)
EARLY PRELIMS (6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)
- Angela Magana (115) vs. Amanda Cooper (116)
- Sabah Homasi (170.5) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (170)
- Jeremy Kimball (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (205)
- Justin Willis (265) vs. Allen Crowder (237)
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