UFC 220 :: All bouts official after early weigh-ins

UFC 220 :: All bouts official after early weigh-ins

Daniel Cormier left it late but every bout on Saturday’s UFC 220 card is official.

By John Balfe - 19 Jan 2018

It wouldn’t be a UFC weigh in without a little drama and that’s exactly what we got this morning at the UFC 220 early weigh-ins ahead of tomorrow night’s event inside the TD Garden. 

Daniel Cormier was the final fighter to the scales this morning, registering the championship weight of 205-pounds for his light heavyweight title defense against Volkan Oezdemir in tomorrow’s co-main event. Cormier, who makes no bones of the fact that the cut to 205 is a difficult one for him, had just over 20 minutes remaining to make weight — however rules in Massachusetts, fighters are afforded a one hour concession provided that they step on the scales initially within the two hour time allotment.

Cormier opponent, Volkan Oezdemir, also made weight successfully at 205-pounds even.

The much anticipated heavyweight main event between champion Stipe Miocic and ferocious challenger Francis Ngannou is also official. Ngannou will have a noticeable size advantage compared to the champ, after he tipped the scale at a mammoth 263-pounds. Miocic, meanwhile, weighed in at 246-pounds.

Elsewhere throughout the card, in something of a rarity no fighter missed weight in the 11 fight card.

The full weigh-in results are below:

MAIN CARD

  • (c) Stipe Miocic (246) vs. Francis Ngannou (263)
  • (c) Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205) 
  • Shane Burgos (146) vs. Calvin Kattar (145.5)
  • Francimar Barroso (205) vs. Gian Villante (206)
  • Thomas Almeida (135.5) vs. Rob Font (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

  • Kyle Bochniak (146) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan (170) vs. Sabah Homasi (171)
  • Dustin Ortiz (125.5) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (126)
  • Julio Arce (146) vs. Dan Ige (145.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD 

  • Enrique Barzola (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (146)
  • Islam Makhachev (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)

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