Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan are ready for a key strawweight contest.
The UFC Vegas 61 headliners both hit the non-title mark at 115.5 pounds at Friday’s official weigh-ins for the UFC APEX event in Las Vegas. This is Dern’s second main event opportunity as Yan closes out a UFC event for the first time.
All 24 fighters competing on Saturday’s card managed to put on some weight, but before the weigh-ins began, it was announced that a preliminary strawweight bout between Jessica Penne and Tabatha Ricci had been called off as Penne was forced to withdraw due to a non-weight cut-related illness.
The event’s co-main welterweight contenders Randy Brown and Francisco Trinaldo managed to weigh in at 170.5 and 170 pounds, respectively. Brown is seeking his fourth straight victory while Trinaldo, 44, makes his 26th UFC appearance and fourth in the welterweight division.
Check out the UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in results below.
Main Card (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
Mackenzie Dern (115.5) vs. Yan Xiaonan (115.5)
Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (170)
Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Trevin Jones (135)
Sodiq Yusuff (145.5) vs. Don Shainis (146)
John Castaneda (139.5) vs. Daniel Santos (138.5) – 140-pound catchweight fight
Mike Davis (155) vs Viacheslav Borshchev (155.5)
Preliminary card (ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET)
Ilir Latifi (253) vs Aleksei Oleinik (254)
Joaquim Silva (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5)
Krzysztof Jotko (185.5) vs. Brendan Allen (186)
Maxim Grishin (205.5) vs Philipe Lins (205.5)
Julija Stoliarenko (139.5) vs. Chelsea Chandler (140) – 140-pound catchweight fight
Guido Cannetti (135.5) vs. Randy Costa (135)