UFC 217: weigh-in results Blockbuster card set with all 24 fighters

NEW YORK – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC 217 fighter weigh-ins, where all 24 fighters made weight without issue.

The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel in New York and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 6 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York – the same venue hosts Saturday’s pay-per-view event.

Among those weighing in were middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) and former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), who meet in the main event. In addition, bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) meets ex-champ and former teammate T.J. Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC), and women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) takes on Rose Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC).

The weigh-ins started briskly, with most of the fighters weighing in during the opening half hour. Jedrzejczyk was the last to hit the scale, stepping on it with just a few minutes left in the two-hour session. However, she made made weight without issue, and UFC 217 will feature three championship contests.

The full UFC 217 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Michael Bisping (184.6) vs. Georges St-Pierre (184.4) – for middleweight title
Champ Cody Garbrandt (135) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (134.8) – for bantamweight title
Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (114) – for women’s strawweight title
Jorge Masvidal (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.4)
Paulo Costa (185.8) vs. Johny Hendricks (185.8)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

Joseph Duffy (155.4) vs. James Vick (155.2)
Mark Godbeer (244) vs. Walt Harris (251.8)
Corey Anderson (205.4) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205)
Randy Brown (170.8) vs. Mickey Gall (169.8)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Curtis Blaydes (258.8) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (246.2)
Ion Cutelaba (205.6) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (205.2)
Ricardo Ramos (135.4) vs. Aiemann Zahabi (135.2)

UFC 217 St-Pierre vs Bisping fight, PPV price, how to watch and live stream

The UFC returns for its last pay-per-view offering in 2017 in the United States, when UFC 217 takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The main event will feature Michael Bisping defending the middleweight championship against former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. The co-main event is another title fight, with Cody Garbrandt defending the bantamweight championship when he faces former teammate and former 135-pound champion TJ Dillashaw. Another title bout highlights the show when Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to make a record-setting title defense when she puts up the strawweight title against Rose Namajunas.

UFC 217 has the deepest main card so far in 2017 for the premiere MMA organization. History will be made at the most historic sports arena in the world.

Here is everything you need to know about UFC 217.

All times are Eastern.
UFC 217 date, start time

The first preliminary fight is available for UFC.com’s Fight Pass members beginning at 6:30 p.m. The remaining preliminary fights can be viewed on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8 p.m. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 p.m. St-Pierre and Bisping should enter the octagon at around 1:00 a.m.
UFC 217 PPV price, live stream

The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $59.99 in HD. For more information on how to order UFC 217 St-Pierre vs. Bisping, contact your TV provider. You can also live-stream UFC 217 and the St-Pierre vs. Bisping main card on UFC.TV for $59.99.
UFC 217 fight card

Main Card

– Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre for Bisping’s Middleweight Title
– Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw for Garbrandt’s Bantamweight Title
– Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas for Jedrzejczyk’s Women’s Bantamweight Title
– Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal; Welterweight
– Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha; Middleweight

Preliminary Card

– James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy; Lightweight
– Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer; Heavyweight
– Ion Cuțelaba vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk; Light Heavyweight
– Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall; Welterweight
– Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Curtis Blaydes; Heavyweight
– Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson; Light Heavyweight
– Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos; Bantamweight
UFC 217 preview

St-Pierre (25-2) is coming back from nearly a four-year layoff. After he defeated Johny Hendricks by a narrow decision at UFC 167, a few weeks later during a conference call, St-Pierre announced he would be taking a sabbatical from the sport due to personal issues and a litany of issues involving the sport. He started negotiating his return about 18 months ago and rumors circulated if he did return, he wanted to make history and move up to middleweight to face Bisping.

Bisping (31-7) captured the title as late-replacement when he knocked out Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. He went on to beat Dan Henderson at UFC 204 by unanimous decision.

A press conference took place in March before UFC 209 with St-Pierre and Bisping to announce they would battle sometime in 2017. Sources had told Sporting News that St-Pierre and Bisping would fight at UFC 213, but Bisping said he wouldn’t be ready due to a knee injury and the fight looked to be off.

Robert Whittaker beat Yoel Romero to become interim middleweight champion at UFC 213. He was scheduled to face Bisping. Fate would have it that Whittaker sustained a knee injury and had to bow out of the event, and the fight between St-Pierre and Bisping was announced a short time later for UFC 217.

Garbrandt and Dillashaw go back to when they were teammates at Team Alpha Male. Tension between them started after Dillashaw had won the bantamweight title at UFC 173 in 2014.

Dillashaw (15-3) left the gym shortly thereafter to head to Elevation Fight Team in Colorado after a feud commenced between TAM founder Urijah Faber and coach Duane Ludwig who had become close with Dillashaw who followed Ludwig to Colorado.

Garbrandt (11-0) captured the belt, beating long-time titleholder and the greatest bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 last December. He and Dillashaw were scheduled to fight at UFC 213 but Garbrandt sustained a back injury.

Garbrandt and Dillashaw have gone back-and-forth in the press with no regard for each other’s feelings. This has the potential to be the best fight of the year with Dillashaw looking to regain his title while Garbrandt looks to remain undefeated in his quest to become an all-time great.

Jędrzejczyk (14-0) last fought at UFC 211 in May, defeating Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision. A win at UFC 217 would tie former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s record of six title defenses.

This will be Namajunas’ (7-3) second attempt at becoming the 115-pound champion. She fell short against Carla Esparza in Dec. 2014. To earn this title opportunity, Namajunas has won four of her last five fights.

UFC 217 Live Stream Online Bisping vs St-Pierre Fight and PPV Order

In a little over two week’s time, Bisping will defend his middleweight title against the legendary welterweight in the main event of UFC 217 which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The much-maligned bout will be the first time St-Pierre has set foot inside the Octagon since his controversial UFC 167 victory over Johny Hendricks in November 2013.

St-Pierre used his time on the sidelines to improve his already deadly arsenal and give his mind and body a break from the physical and mental pressures of being an active world champion.

St-Pierre is confident he’ll bring the best version of himself to the Octagon on fight night and has promised fans he’ll end Bisping’s reign at the summit of the middleweight division with via KO or TKO.

Bisping doesn’t foresee that happening and believes his opponent will utilise the tactics he’s well known for.

“Georges fights the way he fights. He says that he’s a new reinvented version of himself, but you can’t reinvent the wheel,” ‘The Count’ told Starsport. “Yeah, he’s might do one or two things a little different and maybe he’s going to switch stances here and there, I don’t know.

“But he’s still going to be the same old Georges St-Pierre. And under pressure, you go back to what you know.

“And what does Georges do under pressure? He takes people down. So he’s going to look to take me down.

“Yeah I might eat a few jabs here and there and he’ll probably get a few takedowns, but I’ll get up each and every single time.”

St-Pierre is adamant MSG will be the venue where he bags his first finish since his 2009 victory over UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn.

According to Bisping, St-Pierre will look to end his long run without a stoppage with a submission.

“He’s been doing a lot of jiu-jitsu for this fight. A lot of jiu-jitsu and a lot of wrestling,” Bisping added. “Of course, he’s probably been working everything. But I know he’s put special attention into his ground game.

“He will not submit me, I know he’s planning on doing that. He thinks I’m just a kickboxer, I’ve been doing jiu-jitsu tournaments since I was nine or ten years old. So I don’t like his chances of submitting me. And, he hasn’t finished anyone since 2009. I’m going five rounds three times a week with multiple training partners.

“I knocked out three guys in the gym this week, cold. And that’s a fact, quote me on that. So the knockout power is there. I’m understanding the game better than ever.

“And between me and my boxing coach Jason Parillo, I am the best version of myself going into this fight.”

UFC 217 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4 and is headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre Fight Card

Main card

Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre (middleweight title fight)

Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw (men’s bantamweight title fight)

Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas (women’s strawweight title fight)

Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal (welterweight bout)

Prelims

Mickey Gall vs. Randy Brown (welterweight bout)

James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy (lightweight bout)

Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos (bantamweight bout)

Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha (middleweight bout)

Ion Cutelaba vs. TBA (light-heavyweight bout)

Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins

Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Curtis Blaydes (heavyweight bout)

Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cuțelaba (light-heavyweight bout)

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