The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Calgary on Saturday with a much better offering the second time around. The promotion’s first card in the Canadian city was UFC 149, which is largely considered one of the worst events in mixed martial arts history.
Perhaps in an effort to assuage disgruntled fans in Calgary, the UFC stacked the deck this time, with three former champions looking for a path back to their respective titles and exciting prospects looking to build on some serious momentum.
Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (155) will run it back against Dustin Poirier (156) in a rematch of their UFC 211 no-contest, while former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo (146) looks to get back to his winning ways against surging a Jeremy Stephens (144).
As if that wasn’t enough, recently deposed strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115) will attempt to work her way back up the rankings against Tecia Torres (115) after two losses to incumbent divisional champ Rose Namajuana.
UFC on Fox 30 Weigh-in ResultsEddie Alvarez (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (156)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (144)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115) vs. Tecia Torres (115)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (156) vs. Alexander Hernandez (155)
Jordan Mein (169) vs. Alex Morono (170)
Austin Arnett (145) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (146)
Kajan Johnson (155) vs. Islam Makhachev (156)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov (205) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205)
John Makdessi (155) vs. Ross Pearson (155)
Katlyn Chookagian (125) vs. Alexis Davis (126)
Matheus Nicolau Pereira (126) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125)
Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Randa Markos (115)
Alvaro Herrera (156) vs. Devin Powell (155)