It’s been a rocky road to Jones vs. Cormier both because of the personal friction between the two that led to a highly publicized media day brawl, several near misses following that brawl, and with their initial date in September pushed back because of a Jones injury.
After making weight on Friday – each weighing 205 pounds – the two will finally settle their grudge in the Octagon.
“Man, I’m just confident,” Jones said after weighing in. “I definitely have plans on doing great things. And doing great things never comes easy. I’m not expecting this to be an easy challenge, but I do believe I’ll end up victorious.”
The night’s co-main event features one of the promotion’s most popular fighters in Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. While Cowboy is on a five-fight winning streak and headed towards a title shot, he has to get past Myles Jury, who is undefeated and looking to use the fight to put his name into title contention.
Neither man had trouble making weight. Each tipped the scale at 155.5 pounds.
Bantamweight fighter Alexis Dufresne weighed in at 138 pounds, which is two pounds above the limit for her non-title fight with Marion Reneau. She did not re-weigh and instead will be fined 20-percent of her fight purse.
UFC 182 Official Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
Jon Jones (205) vs. Daniel Cormier (205)
Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Myles Jury (155.5)
Brad Tavares (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (185.5)
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs. Louis Gaudinot (125)
Hector Lombard (170.5) vs. Josh Burkman (171)
Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1):
Danny Castillo (156) vs. Paul Felder (156)
Marcus Brimage (136) vs. Cody Garbrandt (135.5)
Shawn Jordan (261) vs. Jared Cannonier (235)
Evan Dunham (155.5) vs. Rodrigo Damm (156)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass):
Omari Akhmedov (170.5) vs. Mats Nilsson (171)
Alexis Dufresne (138) vs. Marion Reneau (135.5)