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Two fighters miss marks in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC Fight Night 232 fighter weigh-ins.

The weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which streams on ESPN+.

Among those weighing in were Brendan Allen (22-5 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Paul Craig (17-6-1 MMA, 9-6-1 UFC), who meet in the middleweight main event, and welterweights Jake Matthews (19-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Michael Morales (15-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who fight in the co-feature. All those notables did their job on the scale.

Lower on the card, however, Lucas Alexander and Rafael Estevam were both two pounds overweight for their respective bouts in the featherweight and flyweight divisions.

The full UFC Fight Night 232 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Brendan Allen (186) vs. Paul Craig (186)

  • Jake Matthews (170.5) vs. Michael Morales (171)

  • Chase Hooper (155.5) vs. Jordan Leavitt (155.5)

  • Nick Aguirre (136) vs. Payton Talbott (136)

  • Luana Pinheiro (115.5) vs. Amanda Ribas (115.5)

  • Uros Medic (171) vs. Myktybek Orolbai (170)


  • Joanderson Brito (145) vs. Jonathan Pearce (145.5)

  • Chad Anheliger (134.5) vs. Jose Johnson (136)

  • Christian Duncan (186) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (186)

  • Caio Machado (250) vs. Mick Parkin (262.5)

  • Lucas Alexander (148)* vs. Jeka Saragih (146)

  • Ailin Perez (136) vs. Lucie Pudilova (135.5)

  • Nikolas Motta (155) vs. Trey Ogden (155.5)

  • Rafael Estevam (128)** vs. Charles Johnson (125)

* Alexander missed featherweight limit by 2 pounds; fine amount TBD
** Estevam missed flyweight limit by 2 pounds; fine amount TBD

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 232.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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