Before the 24 fighters competing on the UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites fight card step into the cage on Saturday, they first had to officially weigh-in on Friday in Glasgow.
A middleweight match-up between ninth-ranked Michael Bisping and tenth-ranked Thales Leites headlines the event at The SSE Hydro. A lightweight scrap between Englishman Ross Pearson and American Evan Dunham make up the co-main event.
Long hovering around the top of the 185-pound division, Bisping is looking to the fight with Leites to keep him on his quest for the ever-elusive title shot. While Bisping is struggling to stay in the picture, Leites could leap immediately into the mix for a title shot by adding Bisping’s name to a winning streak that is already at eight.
Neither man had any issues making weight on Friday, as each tipped the scale at 185 pounds. The remainder of the fight card also found their marks, making all 12 bouts official.
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Michael Bisping (185) vs. Thales Leites (185)
Ross Pearson (155) vs. Evan Dunaham (156)
Joseph Duffy (155) vs. Ivan Jorge (154)
Joanne Calderwood (115) vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez (114)
Leon Edwards (169) vs. Pawel Pawlak (170)
Stevie Ray (155) vs. Leonardo Mafra (155)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Paddy Holohan (126) vs. Vaughan Lee (126)
lir Latifi (206) vs. Hans Stringer (205)
Mickael Lebout (155) vs. Jake Matthews (155)
Robert Whiteford (145) vs. Paul Redmond (146)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Marcus Brimage (136) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135)
Daniel Omielanczuk (242) vs. Chris de la Rocha (245)