Brooklyn, N.Y. (Fri, April 6, 2018)– UFC 223 will take place on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
As we all know Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) was supposed to take on Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) for the undisputed lightweight title. The New York State Athletic Commission deemed Holloway as medically unfit to compete on the card.
Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) did step in to fight but “Showtime” could only make 155.2lbs on his first attempt and didn’t weigh in for his second attempt. After this Paul Felder (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) stated that he would step in to fight Nurmagomedov but the NYSAC wouldn’t approve the fight because Felder is “not ranked.” With that being said, Felder is scheduled to fight against Al Iaquinta (13-3-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC).
UFC strawweight champ Rose Namajunas (7-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) made weight for their rematch.
The early weigh-ins took place at a hotel in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the ceremonial weigh-ins will take place at 6 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The live stream can be seen below including the official early weigh-in results.
UFC 223 weigh-in results:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Max Holloway (0)* vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (154.5) – for lightweight title
Champ Rose Namajunas (114.2) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (114) – for women’s strawweight title
Calvin Kattar (145.4) vs. Renato Moicano (145.6)
Kyle Bochniak (145.2) vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov (145.8)
Paul Felder (155) vs. Al Iaquinta (155.2)
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Felice Herrig (115.4) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115)
Chris Gruetzemacher (155) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.4)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (125.8) vs. Bec Rawlings (125.8)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Evan Dunham (155.8)
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Devin Clark (205.2) vs. Michael Rodriguez (203)
* Holloway was not allowed to weigh in after being deemed medically unfit.
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