Following Thursday’s early morning weigh-in, UFC 207 is now the official return of former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. She will challenge current champion Amanda Nunes on Friday in Las Vegas in the UFC 207 main event.
Rousey was the first person on the scale in Las Vegas. She made a beeline for the scale, hit 135 pounds on the mark, and then swiftly exited the room. She didn’t even remain on the scale long enough to pose for photographers, keeping the “media blackout” storyline running.
The champion also stepped on the scale early, weighing 135 pounds a few minutes after Rousey exited the room.
Cruz and Garbrandt both weighed in within the first 20 minutes of the proceedings, as well, assuring that both championship bouts got the green light.
Johny Hendricks was one of the two final fighters to weigh-in on Thursday. He has struggled over the years to make the 170-pound limit. His struggles continued at UFC 207.
Expected to face Neil Magny in the FOX Sports 1 preliminary headliner, Hendricks stepped on the scale at 173.5 pounds. Although he had about 25 minutes left at the time to continue his weight cut, he was unlikely to make the 171-pound cutoff in that timeframe.
The final fighter on the scale was Ray Borg, who weighed in 3.5 pounds over the 126-pound limit for his flyweight fight with Louis Smolka. Their bout is slated to open the pay-per-view card.
If Magney and Smolka accept the bouts, Hendricks and Borg would be fined 20-percent of their show purses for missing weight, which would go to their opponents. There had been no word as of the time of publication whether or not either fight had been accepted or declined.
UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Official Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View – 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Ronda Rousey (135)
Dominick Cruz (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (135)
TJ Dillashaw (136) vs. John Lineker (135.25)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (171)
Louis Smolka (125.5) vs. Ray Borg (129.5)
Prelims (on FS1 – 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)
Johny Hendricks (173.5) vs. Neil Magny (171)
Antonio Carlos Junior (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (186)
Mike Pyle (170) vs. Alex Garcia (170.5)
Brandon Thatch (170) vs. Niko Price (170)
Early Prelims (on Fight Pass – 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT)
Alex Oliveira (170.5) vs. Tim Means (170)
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