Hittin' the scales at 114.5
@MackenzieDern is main event ready!
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The UFC Fight Night 194 main event between Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern and eight other bouts are now official after the weigh-ins took place.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's latest event is on the shorter side, going on with just nine bouts. Seventeen of 18 fighters managed to make weight, with Jared Gooden missing the welterweight limit by three pounds. Additionally, a bout between Phil Hawes and short-notice replacement Chris Curtis was scrapped after Hawes turned down the opponent change. Although James Krause attempted to step in and face Curtis, the commission did not license or clear Krause to compete on a day's notice.
Rodriguez (14-1-2) enters her second UFC main event on a two-fight win streak. Ever since suffering her first loss against Carla Esparza, the Brazilian has put together dominant performances against Amanda Ribas and Michelle Waterson. The strawweight will look to make it three in a row, and weighed in at 115 pounds exactly.
This marks the first headlining bout for Dern (11-1). The Arizona native has strung together four straight wins since dropping a decision to Ribas in 2019. The grappling expert has submitted Nina Nunes, Randa Markos and Hannah Cifers in her current win streak. Dern, who has had trouble making weight in the past, stepped on the scale at 114.6 pounds.
UFC Fight Night 194 will stream in its entirety on ESPN+. The main card begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, while the prelims begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
UFC Fight Night 194 Weigh-in Results:Mackenzie Dern (114.6) vs. Marina Rodriguez (115)
Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Jared Gooden (174)*
Tim Elliott (125.5) vs. Matheus Nicolau (125.5)
Mariya Agapova (125) vs. Sabina Mazo (125)
Chris Curtis (184.5) vs. Phil Hawes (N/A)**
Felipe Dias Colares (136) vs. Chris Gutierrez (135)
Alexander Romanov (260) vs. Jared Vanderaa (265.5)
Damon Jackson (145.5) vs. Charles Rosa (145.5)
Lupita Godinez (115.5) vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez (114)
Steve Garcia (155) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (155.5)
* Gooden missed weight by three pounds and has been fined 20% of his purse.
** Hawes declined the short-notice bout and did not attend the weigh-ins.
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