By MMA Junkie Workforce |
August 21, 2020 2: 00 pm
LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie became on scene and reporting live from Friday’s dependable UFC on ESPN 15 weigh-ins, where the first card opponents hit their marks for the cardboard.
The weigh-ins took map at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The identical venue hosts Saturday’s card, which streams on ESPN+.
In the first occasion, Pedro Munhoz (18-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) takes on Frankie Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC), a broken-down light-weight champion who’s space to develop his bantamweight debut after years competing at featherweight. Edgar became fourth to the scale in the center of the two-hour window and became 135.5 kilos. Munhoz weighed in a few minutes later and became 136 to develop the fight dependable.
In the co-characteristic, Alonzo Menifield (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) became 204.5 kilos for his light heavyweight bout in opposition to Ovince Saint Preux (24-14 MMA, 12-9 UFC), who became a pound heavier at 205.5.
A welterweight fight between Calen Born (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dwight Grant (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) became scrapped from the cardboard after Born, space for his promotional debut on short glimpse, did now not abet the weigh-ins and pulled out of the fight. The motive, a offer conclude to the reserving urged MMA Junkie, became because of the “private causes.”
Additionally, Takashi Sato (16-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made weight for his fight in opposition to Daniel Rodriguez (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). However Rodriguez therefore posted that Sato became now not cleared to fight by the Nevada Athletic Commission, leaving his space in jeopardy. Rodriguez intimated on Instagram that he might also neutral be in a neighborhood to fight Grant, since each are welterweights and each made weight, but that has now not but been launched by UFC officials.
Complete UFC on ESPN 15 weigh-in outcomes incorporated:
MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8: 30 p.m. ET)
Pedro Munhoz (136) vs. Frankie Edgar (135.5)
Alonzo Menifield (204.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205.5)
Marcin Prachnio (205.5) vs. Mike Rodriguez (205.5)
Mariya Agapova (125.5) vs. Shana Dobson (126)
Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Takashi Sato (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 5: 30 p.m. ET)
Mizuki Inoue (115.5) vs. Amanda Lemos (115.5)
Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Joe Solecki (155.5)
Dwight Grant (169.5) vs. Calen Born ()Ike Villanueva (205.5) vs. Jordan Wright (200)
Carlton Minus (170) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (170)
Trevin Jones (139.5)vs. Timur Valiev (140) – 140-pound catchweight