LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 178 fighter weigh-ins, where all 22 fighters successfully made weight.
The festivities took place at Premier Ballroom at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The attached MGM Grand Garden Arena hosts Saturday’s card.
Among those weighing in were flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (20-2-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) and title challenger Chris Cariaso (17-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), who meet in the pay-per-view main event. Each fighter weighed 124.5 pounds.
But the biggest ovation by far came when Ireland’s Conor McGregor came out for his fight against Dustin Poirier, a featherweight bout that has grown increasingly heated in the days leading up to the fight. After McGregor made weight, he paced ever closer to the scale as Poirier came out – causing UFC President Dana White to throw up an early roadblock. Then both fighters had to be held back during their faceoff, leaving for a Saturday main-card fight that has stolen the thunder from the main event.
The complete UFC 178 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Chris Cariaso (124.5) – for flyweight title
Eddie Alvarez (155) vs. Donald Cerrone (155)
Conor McGregor (146) vs. Dustin Poirier (145.5)
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Cat Zingano (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
James Krause (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)
Patrick Cote (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170)
Brian Ebersole (170.5) vs. John Howard (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Kevin Lee (155.5) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
Manny Gamburyan (135.5) vs. Cody Gibson (135.5)