A young lion challenges the old guard, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship attempts to once again tap into one of Europe’s hottest MMA markets.
Donald Cerrone checked in at 170 pounds ahead of his five-round clash with Darren Till (170) in the UFC Fight Night 118 main event on Saturday at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. Meanwhile, women’s strawweight co-headliners Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) and Jodie Esquibel (114) also met their mandatory weight requirements at Friday’s official weigh-in.
UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Till” -- which will stream to UFC Fight Pass in its entirety at 11:45 a.m. ET/8:45 a.m. PT -- also features a light heavyweight battle pairing Jan Blachowicz (204) with Devin Clark (205) and a middleweight confrontation pitting Oskar Piechota (185) against Jonathan Wilson (186). A lightweight tilt matching Bellator MMA veteran Marcin Held (156) with promotional newcomer Nasrat Haqparast (155) highlights the prelims.
Everyone made weight with one exception: Sam Alvey (*189), who accepted a bout with Ramazan Emeev (185) on short notice, failed to hit the contracted mark and will be fined 20 percent of his purse.
UFC Fight Night 118 Weigh-in Results:Donald Cerrone (170) vs. Darren Till (170)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs. Jodie Esquibel (114)
Jan Blachowicz (204) vs. Devin Clark (205)
Oskar Piechota (185) vs. Jonathan Wilson (186)
Marcin Held (156) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (155)
Anthony Hamilton (256) vs. Adam Wieczorek (233)
Brian Kelleher (135) vs. Damian Stasiak (134)
Sam Alvey (*189) vs. Ramazan Emeev (185)
Andre Fili (145) vs. Artem Lobov (145)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Salim Touahri (171)
Aspen Ladd (136) vs. Lina Lansberg (134)
Felipe Arantes (145) vs. Josh Emmett (145)
* Alvey missed weight and will be fined 20 percent of his purse.