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)