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UFC 279 official weigh-in results: Khamzat Chimaev 178.5 pounds, bout status unclear

Check out the results from the official weigh-ins ahead of Saturday's event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – MMA Underground was on scene and reporting live from Friday's "UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz" official weigh-ins, where three athletes failed to make weight for their scheduled contest.

The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex and preceded the day's ceremonial weigh-ins, which take place at 4 p.m. PT local time at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The nearby T-Mobile Arena hosts the following night's event that has a main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

The night's main event features undefeated fast-rising star Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) looking to keep his record perfect against one of the biggest stars in the sport who may be making his final UFC appearance in Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC). However, Chimaev's status for the contest was left in jeopardy after he registered 178.5 pounds for the welterweight matchup.

Other athletes to miss weight include Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who registered 149.5 pounds for his featherweight matchup with Julian Erosa (27-9 MMA, 5-5 UFC), as well as Chris Barnett (22-8 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who was 267.5 pounds for his heavyweight matchup with Jake Collier (13-7 MMA, 5-6 UFC). 

Chimaev, Dawodo and Barnett each hit the scales just once and did not utilize the option of an additional hour of cutting.

Additionally, a women's bantamweight matchup of Irene Aldana (13-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Macy Chiasson (8-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) was changed to a 140-pound catchweight matchup moments before the two athletes hit the scales.

UFC 279 weigh-in results include:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)


PRELIMINARY (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

# Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds and is done cutting at this time
* Dawodu missed weight by 3.5 pounds and is done cutting at this time
^ Barnett missed weight by 1.5 pounds and is done cutting at this time