RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC 224 takes place Saturday May 12, 2018 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.
The early weigh-ins took place earlier today at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The ceremonial weigh-ins will take place at 4 p.m. ET and you can watch the live stream below including the early weigh-in results.
In the main event, women’s bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) stepped on the scale and came in at 135lbs. In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum weighed in at 185 and challenger Ronaldo Souza came in at 186.
Its no surprise that Mackenzie Dern came in seven pounds over the strawweight limit weighing in at 123 but her opponent Amanda Cooper came in at 116. Stay tuned as we will know if this fight is still on.
UPDATE: CABMMA Executive Director Cristiano Sampaio stated that the fight will go on but Dern will forfeit 30% of her purse to Cooper. Sampaio also stated that 10% typically goes to the Brazilian commission and that the UFC will decide how much of Dern’s purse will go to Cooper. The commission also stated that its 10% cut will go to Cooper as well.
UFC 224 weigh-in results:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
For the women’s bantamweight title: Champ Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135)
Kelvin Gastelum (185) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186)
Amanda Cooper (116) vs. Mackenzie Dern (123)*
Brian Kelleher (136) vs. John Lineker (136)
Vitor Belfort (184) vs. Lyoto Machida (186)
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Cezar Ferreira (186) vs. Karl Roberson (185)
Junior Albini (266) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (235)
Nick Hein (155) vs. Davi Ramos (156)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) vs. Sean Strickland (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)
Sultan Aliev (171) vs. Warlley Alves (171)
Jack Hermansson (186) vs. Thales Leites (186)
Ramazan Emeev (171) vs. Alberto Mina (171)
James Bochnovic (186) vs. Markus Perez (186)
*Dern came in seven pounds over the strawweight limit