UFC on ESPN 1 Weigh-in Results: Trio of Fighters Fail on the Scales

By Jay Pettry Feb 16, 2019


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is ready to host its first event on the flagship network of ESPN, bringing an exciting card headlined by a major heavyweight clash between Francis Ngannou and Cain Velasquez.

Ngannou hit the scales at 258 pounds, as he prepares to face former UFC heavyweight champion Velasquez (248) in the UFC on ESPN 1 main event this Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Co-headlining the card will be a lightweight bout between Paul Felder (155.5) and James Vick (156), and all four made weight easily at Saturday's weigh-ins.

UFC on ESPN 1 "Ngannou vs. Velasquez," which airs live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, also features a strawweight matchup between ranked contenders Cynthia Calvillo (116) and Cortney Casey-Sanchez (116). A pair of featherweights will square off, as Kron Gracie (146) makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against the always-exciting Alex Caceres (146). Welterweights will meet as finisher Vicente Luque (171) faces the durable Bryan Barberena (170.5). Rounding out the main card will be a featherweight battle between Myles Jury (146) and Andre Fili (145.5).

Three fighters did miss weight, the most since UFC Fight Night 121 in 2017: Manny Bermudez (*140) missed weight by 4 pounds for his bantamweight fight, Renan Barao (**138) missed weight by 2 pounds for his bantamweight fight and Jessica Penne (***118) missed weight by 2 pounds for her strawweight fight. Bermudez was fined 30 percent of his purse, while the other two have been fined 20 percent of their purses.

UFC on ESPN 1 Weigh-in Results:

Francis Ngannou (258) vs. Cain Velasquez (248)
Paul Felder (155.5) vs. James Vick (156)
Cynthia Calvillo (116) vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez (116)
Kron Gracie (146) vs. Alex Caceres (146)
Vicente Luque (171) vs. Bryan Barberena (170.5)
Myles Jury (146) vs. Andre Fili (145.5)
Aljamain Sterling (136) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135)
Manny Bermudez (*140) vs. Benito Lopez (135.5)
Andrea Lee (125.5) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (126)
Scott Holtzman (156) vs. Nik Lentz (155.5)
Renan Barao (**138) vs. Luke Sanders (135.5)
Jodie Esquibel (115.5) vs. Jessica Penne (***118)
Aleksandra Albu (114.5) vs. Emily Whitmire (116)

* Bermudez missed weight by 4 pounds, and has been fined 30 percent of his purse.
** Barao missed weight by 2 pounds, and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.
*** Penne missed weight by 2 pounds, and has been fined 20 percent of her purse.
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