LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN 23 fighter weigh-ins, where two fighters failed to make weight, though the card remained intact.
The weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which airs on ESPN2 and streams on ESPN+.
However women’s flyweight Luana Carolina (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) registered 128.5 pounds for her matchup with Poliana Botelho (8-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and was fined 20 percent of her purse.
Additionally, Gabriel Benitez (22-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) was 150.5 pounds for his featherweight matchup with Jonathan Pearce (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and was docked 30 percent of his purse.
Despite the misses, both fights will go on as scheduled.
The full UFC on ESPN 23 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
- Dominick Reyes (205.5) vs. Jiri Prochazka (204)
- Giga Chikadze (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145.5)
- Ion Cutelaba (206) vs. Dustin Jacoby (205)
- Krzysztof Jotko (185.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185.5)
- Merab Dvalishvili (135.5) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
- Poliana Botelho (125.5) vs. Luana Carolina (128.5)*
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Randa Markos (115) vs. Luana Pinheiro (115.5)
- Gabriel Benitez (150.5)+ vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)
- T.J. Brown (145.5) vs. Kai Kamaka III (146)
- Sam Hughes (115.5) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (116)
- K.B. Bhullar (186) vs. Andreas Michailidis (185.5)
- Felipe Colares (145.5) vs. Luke Sanders (145.5)
* Carolina was fined 20 percent of her purse, and the bout will go on as scheduled
+ Benitez was fined 30 percent of his purse, and the bout will go on as scheduled<