UFC Moscow :: Main event official but two miss weight for debut Russian event

UFC Moscow :: Main event official but two miss weight for debut Russian event

Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik are both on weight ahead of Saturday’s main event in Moscow.

By John Balfe - 14 Sep 2018

The UFC’s debut event in the Russian capital of Moscow has an official main event as both Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik made weight for the heavyweight featured bout inside the city’s Olympic Stadium, though two undercard fighters failed to register their contracted weight on the scales at Friday’s weigh-ins in the UFC host hotel.

‘The Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt lived up to his gargantuan nickname, coming in right on the heavyweight limit of 265-pounds. His opponent, submission expert Oleinik, will give up significant weight to his opponent, as he stepped on the scales at 230-pounds earlier on Friday.

Jin Soo Son and Mairbek Taisumov are the two fighters guilty of missing weight. Son was a pound heavy for his bantamweight clash with one of the sport’s top prospects, Petr Yan. Taisumov, however, missed his weight a bit more egregiously and was 161-pounds for his lightweight bout with Desmond Green.

As a result, Son forfeited 20 percent of his purse to his opponent while Taisumov hands over 40 percent of his.

Full UFC Moscow weigh-in results:

Mark Hunt (265) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (235)
Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (205)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (256) vs. Andrei Arlovski (244)
Thiago Alves (171) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (170)
C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (185)
Jin Soo Son (137) vs. Petr Yan (136)
Kajan Johnson (155) vs. Rustam Khabilov (156)
Desmond Green (156) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (161)
Magomed Ankalaev (204) vs. Marcin Prachnio (205)
Jordan Johnson (186) vs. Adam Yandiev (184)
Ramazan Emeev (171) vs. Stefan Sekulic (170)
Merab Dvalishvili (135) vs. Terrion Ware (135)

Viewing Details (UK & Ireland)

The fights begin at 7pm on BT Sport 2. Viewers in other territories (including UK & IRE) will also be able to stream the event on UFC Fight Pass.

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