The UFC on ESPN 15 fight card is official following Friday’s weigh-in at the Apex in Las Vegas.
The sharp end of the card wasted no time making their bouts official. Within the first 15 minutes of the two-hour weigh-in window, both the main and co-main event bouts had made weight.
Former UFC lightweight champion and featherweight challenger Frankie Edgar looked to be in the best shape of his life when he stepped on the scale at 135.5 pounds. He made weight on his first attempt for his first fight in the bantamweight division.
Edgar faces no small task if he hopes to climb into the UFC bantamweight title picture. He’ll square off in Saturday’s main event opposite No. 5 ranked Pedro Munhoz, who weighed 136 pounds.
The UFC on ESPN 15 co-main event pits two light heavyweight fighters trying to make a run up the division, as Ovince Saint Preux faces Alonzo Menifield.
Saint Preux was the first fighter on the scale, weighing 205.5 pounds. Menifield weighed in a short time later at 204.5 pounds.
Trevin Jones, who squares off against Timur Valiev in the first fight of the card, missed weight on his initial attempt at the 140-pound catchweight. A last minute replacement, Jones weighed 140.5 pounds. There is no one-pound allowance for catchweight bouts. He was given one hour to shed the final half pound.
Jones weighed in a second time one hour later, where he weighed 139.5 pounds, 0.5 pounds under the limit.
UFC on ESPN 15 fight card shake up
Although Takashi Sato made weight for his fight with Daniel Rodriguez, he was ultimately not medically by doctors to compete, per his opponent Daniel Rodriguez, who posted as much on Instagram.
Caleb Born did not weigh in, pulling out of his bout with Dwight Grant for undisclosed reasons.
Rodriguez and Grant both made weight for their welterweight bouts, however, so when Sato and Born fell out, they agreed to fight each. Rodriguez vs. Grant will now open the UFC on ESPN 15 main card on ESPN.
UFC on ESPN 15: Munhoz vs. Edgar weigh-in results
Main Card (8:30 pm on ESPN and ESPN+)
- Pedro Munhoz (136) vs. Frankie Edgar (135.5)
- Ovince Saint Preux (205.5) vs. Alonzo Menifield (204.5)
- Marcin Prachnio (205.5) vs. Mike Rodriguez (205.5)
- Mariya Agapova (125.5) vs. Shana Dobson (126)
- Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Dwight Grant (169.5)
Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Takashi Sato (170.5)*
Prelims (6 pm ET on ESPN+)
- Amanda Lemos (115.5) vs. Mizuki Inoue (115.5)
- Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Joe Solecki (155.5)
Dwight Grant (169.5) vs. Calen Born (did not weigh)**
- Ike Villanueva (205.5) vs. Jordan Wright (200)
- Carlton Minus (170) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (170.5)
- Timur Valiev (140) vs. Trevin Jones (139.5)***
*Although Takashi Sato made weight, he was not medically cleared to compete.
**Calen Born did not weigh in, pulling out of his bout for undisclosed reasons.
***Trevin Jones missed his 140-pound catchweight by 0.5 pounds. He was given one hour to cut and made weight on his second attempt.
Frankie Edgar’s first UFC bantamweight weigh-in
UFC on ESPN 15 co-main event weigh-in: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield
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