ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC 254 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 1 a.m. ET (10 p.m. PT).
The early weigh-ins take place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 254 takes place Saturday at the same venue. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
Among those weighing in are lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and interim champ Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who meet in a title unification bout in the main event. Plus, Jared Cannonier (13-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) takes on former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC) in the co-feature.
The full UFC 254 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 2 p.m. ET)
- Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov () vs. interim champ Justin Gaethje () – for lightweight title
- Jared Cannonier () vs. Robert Whittaker ()
- Walt Harris () vs. Alexander Volkov ()
- Phil Hawes () vs. Jacob Malkoun ()
- Lauren Murphy () vs. Liliya Shakirova ()
- Magomed Ankalaev () vs. Ion Cutelaba ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, noon ET)
- Stefan Struve () vs. Tai Tuivasa ()
- Casey Kenney () vs. Nathaniel Wood ()
- Alex Oliveira () vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov ()
- Sam Alvey () vs. Da Un Jung ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 11 a.m. ET)
- Liana Jojua () vs. Miranda Maverick ()
- Joel Alvarez () vs. Alexander Yakovlev ()