Tomorrow, two new “Ultimate Fighters” will be crowned at the heaviest divisions the Ultimate Fighting Championship has to offer -- heavyweight and women’s featherweight.
Headliner Rafael dos Anjos tipped the scales at 170 pounds, as he prepares to face surging contender Kamaru Usman (170.5) in “The Ultimate Fighter 28” Finale main event Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The participants in the two TUF 28 finale bouts -- heavyweights Justin Frazier (264) vs. Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (260) and women’s featherweights Pannie Kianzad (145) vs. Macy Chiasson (144.5) -- also made weight without incident at Thursday’s early weigh-in.
The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale, which airs live on Fox Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, also features a bantamweight clash pitting submission magician Bryan Caraway (135.75) against American Top Team’s Pedro Munhoz (135.5) and a middleweight affair pairing the debuting Edmen Shahbazyan (185.5) with knockout artist Darren Stewart (185).
Two fighters did come in heavy: flyweight Ji Yeon Kim (*130.5) and featherweight Rick Glenn (**148.5).
TUF 28 Finale Weigh-in Results:Rafael dos Anjos (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170.5)
Justin Frazier (264) vs. Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa (260)
Pannie Kianzad (145) vs. Macy Chiasson (144.5)
Bryan Caraway (135.75) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135.5)
Edmen Shahbazyan (185.5) vs. Darren Stewart (185)
Ji Yeon Kim (*130.5) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (124.5)
Rick Glenn (**148.5) vs. Kevin Aguilar (144)
Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (126)
Maurice Greene (259) vs. Michel Batista (262.5)
Leah Letson (146) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (145.5)
Darrell Horcher (155) vs. Roosevelt Roberts (155.5)
Tim Means (170.5) vs. Ricky Rainey (170.5)
Raoni Barcelos (135) vs. Chris Gutierrez (135)
* Kim missed weight by 4.5 pounds and has been fined 30 percent of her purse.
** Glenn missed weight by 2.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.