Title boots set, but two miss weight

DALLAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s UFC 277 weight-ins fighter.

The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel in Dallas and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 5 pm ET at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC/ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

Among those weighing in were women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Peña (11-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and former champ Amanda Nunes (21-5 MMA, 14-2 UFC), who meet in the main event rematch. Plus, former flyweight champ Brandon Moreno (19-6-2 MMA, 7-3-2 UFC) takes on Kai Kara-France (24-9 MMA, 7-2 UFC) for the interim 125-pound belt in the co- main event.

Complete UFC 277 weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 pm ET)

  • Champ Julianna Peña (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135) – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Brandon Moreno (124.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (124.5) – for interim flyweight title
  • Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254.5)
  • Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (125.5)
  • Magomed Ankalaev (206) vs. Anthony Smith (206)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+, 8 pm ET)

  • Alex Morono (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171)
  • Rafael Alves (155.5) vs. Drew Dober (155.5)
  • Hamdy Abdelwahab (264.5) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (255)
  • Rafa Garcia (155) vs. Drakkar Klose (155.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 pm ET)

  • Adam Fugitt (171) vs. Michael Morales (170.5)
  • Joselyne Edwards (137.5)* vs. Ji Yeon Kim (135)
  • Nicolae Negumereanu (205) vs. Ihor Potieria (204)
  • Orion Cosce (172.5)** vs. Blood Diamond (169.5)

* Edwards misses weight by 1.5 pounds; fined 20 percent of purse
** Cosce misses weight by 1.5 pounds; fine 20 percent of purse

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 277.

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