The UFC’s latest event on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi is a go after Friday’s weigh-ins.
Both men in the main event, Brian Ortega and ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung, hit the scales at the featherweight non-title limit of 146-pounds to confirm their main event tomorrow night — but perhaps the biggest surprise at the weigh-ins was the new, freshly-shaved head displayed by Ortega.
Contrary to speculation, Ortega outlined that he had shaved his head to help support a children’s cancer charity and not — as some had suggested online — as a means to help with his weight cut.
Eleswhere on the card, the two co-main eventers, Jessica Andrade and Katlyn Chookagian, both made weight for their fight, as indeed did every fighter on the 11-fight card.
The full weigh-in results were:
Brian Ortega (146) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146)
Jessica Andrade (126) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (126)
Modestas Bukauskas (206) vs. Jimmy Crute (206)
James Krause (171) vs. Claudio Silva (171)
Thomas Almeida (146) vs. Jonathan Martinez (146)
Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs. Guram Kutateladze (156)
Poliana Botelho (125) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.5)
Jun Yong Park (185) vs. John Phillips (186)
Jamie Mullarkey (156) vs. Fares Ziam (156)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov (206) vs. Maxim Grishin (205.5)
Said Nurmagomedov (136) vs. Mark Striegl (136)