After all the pre-fight scaremongering about Darren Till’s weigh-in for his welterweight title bout opposite Tyron Woodley, it was a fighter in the co-main event who was removed from the card after experiencing trouble before hitting the scales.
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Till registered his weight first, flipping the bird at reporters as he registered a weight of 160-pounds — a full pound under the championship weight requirements. His opponent on Saturday in Dallas, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, needed two attempts to clock in at 170-pounds.
His first attempt saw him hit 171 before the magic towel was introduced and he was able to tip the scales at an even 170.
The co-main event, however, was a different story. Valentina Shevchenko successfully made weight for her women’s flyweight title fight but before the weigh-in began, word began to trick out that champion Nicco Montaño had been transported to a local hospital before the weigh-ins began.
A statement released by the UFC read as follows:
“As a precautionary measure, UFC flyweight Nicco Montaño was transported to a medical facility Friday morning due to health concerns,” the statement read. “The scheduled championship bout between Montaño & Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 has been cancelled.”
Shevchenko will now not compete on the card. With the weigh-ins now in the books, that was the only card to be affected by the scales.
The full UFC 228 weigh-in results are:
Tyron Woodley (170) vs. Darren Till (169)
Nicco Montano () vs. Valentina Shevchenko (124.5)
Brandon Davis (146) vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov (146)
Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115)
Abdul Razak Alhassan (170.5) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
Cody Stamann (135.5) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
John Dodson (135.5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (136)
Charles Byrd (185) vs. Darren Stewart (185.5)
Diego Sanchez (171) vs. Craig White (171)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Alex White (155)
Irene Aldana (135) vs. Lucie Pudilova (134)
Jarred Brooks (125.5) vs. Roberto Sanchez (126)
Frank Camacho (171) vs. Geoff Neal (170.5)