JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – MMA Underground was on scene and reporting live from Friday's official UFC 273 fighter weigh-ins, where two preliminary fighters failed to make weight.
The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 4 p.m. ET at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The same venue hosts Saturday's event, which has a main card on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Among those weighing in were reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC), who is facing perennial contender "The Korean Zombie," Chan Sung Jung (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC), as well as a heated rematch and title unifier between reigning bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and interim titleholder Petr Yan (16-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC).
All four made weight without issue.
However, there were two issues from fighters on the earlier portion of the card, with Kay Hansen (7-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) registering 118.5 pounds for her strawweight fight with Piera Rodriguez (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Julio Arce (17-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at 136.5 pounds for his bantamweight matchup with Daniel Santos (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Both fighters were fined 20 percent of their purses, but the bouts will go on as scheduled.
The full UFC 273 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Alexander Volkanovski (144.5) vs. Chan Sung Jung (144.5)
- Aljamain Sterling (134.5) vs. Petr Yan (134)
- Gilbert Burns (170) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (170)
- Mackenzie Dern (115.5) vs. Tecia Torres (115.5)
- Mark Madsen (155) vs. Vinc Pichel (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Ian Garry (170.5) vs. Darian Weeks (170.5)
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik (252.5) vs. Marcin Tybura (253)
- Aspen Ladd (136) vs. Raquel Pennington (134.5)
- Mickey Gall (170.5) vs. Mike Malott (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
- Aleksei Oleinik (244) vs. Jared Vanderaa (266)
- Josh Fremd (185.5) vs. Anthony Hernandez (186)
- Kay Hansen (118.5)* vs. Piera Rodriguez (115)
- Julio Arce (136.5)+ vs. Daniel Santos (135)
* Hansen missed weight by 2.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of her purse, but the bout will go on as scheduled
+ Arce missed weight by 0.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse, but the bout will go on as scheduled