‘TUF 27’ Finale Weigh-ins: Julian Marquez Misses Weight, Headliners Cleared

By Eduardo Navarro Jul 5, 2018

“The Ultimate Fighter 27” Finale is taking place Friday, July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be headlined by Brad Tavares taking on undefeated Israel Adesanya.

Tavares, who is riding a four-fight win streak, weighed-in Thursday at 186 pounds. Adesanya also tipped the scales at 186 and will be looking to maintain his perfect record.

The lone fighter to miss weight Thursday was Julian Marquez (*190), who was off target by four pounds. He will be fined 30 percent of his purse, which will go to Alessio Di Chirico (186).

Also of note at Thursday’s weigh-ins, Thiago Santos (185.5) took to the scale as a backup for Tavares, who weeks ago was rumored to be on the brink of pulling out of the main event against Adesanya.

“The Ultimate Fighter” 27 Finale Weigh-in Results:

Brad Tavares (186) vs. Israel Adesanya (186)
Joe Giannetti (155.5) vs. Michael Trizano (154.5)
Jay Cucciniello (145) vs. Brad Katona (145.5)
Martin Bravo (145.5) vs. Alex Caceres (146)
Barb Honchak (125.5) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (125)
Alessio Di Chirico (186) vs. Julian Marquez (*190)
Montana De La Rosa (125.5) vs. Rachael Ostovich (125.5)
Luis Pena (154) vs. Richie Smullen (154.5)
John Gunther (155.5) vs. Allan Zuniga (156)
Tyler Diamond (146) vs. Bryce Mitchell (145)
Matt Bessette (145.5) vs. Steven Peterson (146)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Oskar Piechota (185.5)

* Marquez missed weight by four pounds and will be fined 30 percent of his purse.
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