All 28 fighters make weight

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LONDON — MMA Junkie was on the scene reporting live from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 208 fighter weigh-ins, where all 28 fighters on the card hit their targets for Saturday’s event.

In the headliner, Curtis Blaydes (16-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) takes on rising British star Tom Aspinall (12-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) at heavyweight. Blaydes has a nine-pound weight advantage after the weigh-ins. He came in at 260 pounds. Aspinall was 251 years old.

In the co-feature, middleweight Jack Hermansson (22-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) meets late replacement Chris Curtis (29-8 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who replaced an injured Darren Till. Both fighters hit the non-title limit of 186 pounds.

Additionally, rising lightweight star Paddy Pimblett (18-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) weighed in at 156 pounds for his lightweight bout against Jordan Leavitt (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who was 155. And Pimblett’s teammate, Molly McCann. was 125.5 for her women’s flyweight bout against Hannah Goldy, who was 125.

The first weigh-ins took place at the UFC’s host hotel in London and preceded the weigh-in ceremonies for the fans, which take place at 12 noon ET at the O2 in London. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which airs on ESPN+.

Full results from the UFC Fight Night 208 weigh-in included:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Curtis Blaydes (260) vs. Tom Aspinall (251)
  • Chris Curtis (186) vs. Jack Hermansson (186)
  • Jordan Leavitt (155) vs. Paddy Pimblett (156)
  • Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (204)
  • Hannah Goldy (125) vs. Molly McCann (125.5)
  • Paul Craig (206) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.5)

PRELIMINARY MAP (ESPN+, 11 a.m. ET)

  • Marc Diakiese (156) vs Damir Hadzovic (156)
  • Charles Rosa (145) vs. Nathaniel Wood (145.5)
  • Makwan Amirkhani (145.5) vs. Jonathan Pearce (145)
  • Charles Johnson (125.5) vs Muhammad Mokaev (126)
  • Jai Herbert (155) vs. Kyle Nelson (155)
  • Mandy Bohm (125) vs Victoria Leonardo (125.5)
  • Nicolas Dalby (170) vs. Claudio Silva (170.5)
  • Mason Jones (155.5) vs. Ludovit Klein (155)

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s Event Hub for UFC Fight Night 208.


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