The most incredible weigh-ins in UFC history took place this morning in Buffalo, New York, ahead of Saturday’s light heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.
With every other fighter on the card having registered their weights for their bouts at UFC 210 tomorrow, just minutes remained for headliners Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson to step on the scales as the deadline for the early weigh-ins ticked ever closer. Three minutes remained on the clock when a somewhat drained looking Daniel Cormier arrived and weighed-in at 206.2 pounds — above the strict 205-pound limit required for a light heavyweight title bout.
Then, incredibly, less than two minutes later, Cormier returned to the scales and weighed in at exactly 205-pounds. Remarkably, with literally seconds remaining, Anthony Johnson arrived and weighed-in at 203.8 pounds meaning that tomorrow’s bout, which had appeared in grave danger just moments prior, is now official.
It is unclear at present exactly what caused the fluctuation in Cormier’s weight which saw him lose 1.2 pounds in barely two minutes.
UFC 201 Weigh-in Results
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (203.8)
185 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi (185.8) vs. Chris Weidman (185.8)
115 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo (115.6) vs. Pearl Gonzalez ()
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (170.6) vs. Patrick Cote (170)
155 lbs.: Will Brooks (155.4) vs. Charles Oliveira (152.8)
UFC 210 Prelims
145 lbs.: Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Myles Jury (145)
170 lbs.: Sean Strickland (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170.2)
145 lbs.: Shane Burgos (146) vs. Charles Rosa (145.2)
205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz (204.2) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.4)
UFC 210 Fight Pass Prelims
155 lbs.: Gregor Gillespie (154.8) vs. Andrew Holbrook (156)
155 lbs.: Josh Emmett (155.6) vs. Desmond Green (154.2)
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana (135.6) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (134.8)
125 lbs.: Magomed Bibulatov (126) vs. Jenel Lausa (124.8)