All fighters but one make weight for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Unlike the usual Saturday event, UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan will air on Friday, on FXX (not FS1) with a single fight on UFC Fight Pass. Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami fight in the main event. Former strawweight title contenders Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha fight in the co-main. The card also includes the UFC debut of kickboxing monster Gokhan Saki, among several other anticipated fights.
All fighter but one successfully made weight for the event at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. There will be no ceremonial weigh-in and faceoffs.
Main Card (FXX, 10 p.m. ET)
Yushin Okami (203.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (206)
Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (115)
Takanori Gomi (156) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (156)
Henrique da Silva (206) vs. Gokhan Saki (205)
Rolando Dy (145) vs. Teruto Ishihara (145)
Mizuto Hirota (150)* vs. Charles Rosa (145.5)
Prelim Card (FXX, 8 p.m. ET)
Alex Morono (170) vs. Keita Nakamura (170)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Ulka Sasaki (125.5)
Chan-Mi Jeon (116) vs. Syrui Kondo (116)
Shinsho Anzai (171) vs. Luke Jumeau (170)
Prelim Card (UFC FIGHT PASS, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Daichi Abe (171) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (170.5)
Troubling missed weigh in, via MMAjunkie:
Boston featherweight Charles Rosa makes weigh (145.5) for UFC Fight Night Japan his opponent Mizuto Hirota was the last fighter to weigh in today he missed weigh by 4 pounds (150)* The bout, though, is scheduled to go on. Credit: MMAjunkie
Posted by MMACoverage.Com on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Main event weigh-in:
*Hirota missed weight by a large margin but the fight will go on; Hirota is fined 30 percent of purse, all of which goes to Rosa. He did not weigh in until the final minutes, and appeared dazed. The idea that someone can deplete themselves to the point of being barely able to walk and then fighting a day later is not rational or safe or responsible.