UFC 197 Weigh-in Results: Jon Jones, Ovince St. Preux OK’d for Makeshift Headliner

By Brian Knapp Apr 22, 2016

Jon Jones has found his way back to the Octagon after a detour through the legal system led to a lengthy suspension and resulted in his being stripped of the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title.

Jones tipped the scales at 205 pounds ahead of his five-round clash with Ovince St. Preux (205) in the UFC 197 main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. To the victor goes the interim light heavyweight crown and a unification bout with injured current champion Daniel Cormier -- the man St. Preux replaced on short notice. Flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson (125) and unbeaten challenger Henry Cejudo (125) also hit their intended marks for the co-headliner at Friday’s official weigh-in.

UFC 197 “Jones vs. St. Preux” -- which airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT -- will also feature a lightweight battle pairing Roufusport star Anthony Pettis (156) with Edson Barboza (155), a middleweight tilt pitting “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” winner Robert Whittaker (185.5) against Rafael Natal (186) and a featherweight duel matching Team Alpha Male’s Andre Fili (146) with Yair Rodriguez (145.5).

Two hours prior, Fox Sports 1 will carry four preliminary bouts: Sergio Pettis (126) vs. Chris Kelades (126), Danny Roberts (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (171), Carla Esparza (116) vs. Juliana Lima (115) and Glaico Franca (156) vs. James Vick (155). The three remaining undercard matchups will stream to UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, as Cody East (245.5) meets Walt Harris (255.5), Clint Hester (205) confronts Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) and Efrain Escudero (155.5) faces Kevin Lee (156).

UFC 197 ‘Jones vs. St. Preux’ Weigh-in Results:
Jon Jones (205) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (125)
Anthony Pettis (156) vs. Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs. Rafael Natal (186)
Andre Fili (146) vs. Yair Rodriguez (145.5)
Sergio Pettis (126) vs. Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs. Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs. James Vick (155)
Cody East (245.5) vs. Walt Harris (255.5)
Clint Hester (205) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs. Kevin Lee (156)


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