Justin Gaethje, James Vick on weight for UFC Lincoln

Justin Gaethje, James Vick on weight for UFC Lincoln

James Vick and Justin Gaethje go head to head in Nebraska on Saturday night.

By John Balfe - 24 Aug 2018

With the news of a certain UFC lightweight title bout being made official for UFC 229 in Las Vegas in a month and a half, it is easy to lose track of what is happening in the rest of the UFC’s 155-pound division.

Earlier today, it was reported that the UFC are close to announcing a match-up between Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis to take place on the undercard to the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov on October 6th, but before all of that takes place a fascinating match-up is set for Saturday’s UFC event in Lincoln, Nebraska between top lightweights Justin Gaethje and James Vick.

Gaethje, a former world champion from the World Series of Fighting (now Professional Fight League), is 1-2 since debuting with the UFC last year while Vick, last seen besting Joe Duffy in Madison Square Garden last November, has quietly amassed a 9-1 record in the organisation which has forced the UFC’s hand in pairing him with a top opponent.

And, after today’s weigh-ins, the fight is official (as is each contest on the card).

Full weigh-in results below:

  • Justin Gaethje (156) vs. James Vick (156)
  • Andre Fili (146) vs. Michael Johnson (146)
  • Cortney Casey (115.5) vs. Angela Hill (115.5)
  • Bryan Barberena (170) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170)
  • Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. John Moraga (125.5)
  • Eryk Anders (185.5) vs. Tim Williams (185)
  • Warlley Alves (171) vs. James Krause (170.5)
  • Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135)
  • Markus Perez (186) vs. Andrew Sanchez (185)
  • Mickey Gall (169) vs. George Sullivan (170.5)
  • Joanne Calderwood (125.5) vs. Kalindra Faria (125)
  • Drew Dober (156) vs. Jon Tuck (155.5)
  • Luke Sanders (135.5) vs. Rani Yahya (136)