UFC Vegas 9 Weigh-in Results: Overeem vs. Sakai is Official
The fighters have hit the scales in advance of UFC Vegas 9, and all of the fights scheduled for Saturday are going ahead.
The early weigh-ins are over for UFC Vegas 9, and all of the bouts, including Alistair Overeem versus Augusto Sakai are a go.
Overeem vs. Sakai
In Saturday’s headliner, the surging contender Sakai will throw hands with the legendary heavyweight, Overeem.
Sakai (15-1) has earned the high stakes, high profile fight, after going 4-0 in the Octagon to date. Most recently, in May, the 29-year-old Brazilian earned a split decision win over Blagoy Ivanov.
Overeem (46-18), meanwhile, stopped Walt Harris in his last outing, which also took place in May. In his bout prior, the 40-year-old Dutch fighter was stopped by Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Sakai came in at 261.5 pounds for the fight and Overeem tipped the scales at 252.5.
UFC Vegas 9 weigh-in results
Here are the complete weigh-in results for UFC Vegas 9, which will take place at the Apex Facility (results via MMA Junkie).
Main Card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
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Alistair Overeem (252.5) vs. Augusto Sakai (261.5)
Alonzo Menifield (204) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205.5)
Zelim Imadaev (171) vs. Michel Pereira (170.5)
Brian Kelleher (146) vs. Kevin Natividad (144.5)
Thiago Moises (155.5) vs. Jalin Turner (155)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Bartosz Fabinski (184.5) vs. Andre Muniz (185.5)
Viviane Araujo (126) vs. Montana De La Rosa (125.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (260.5) vs. Alexander Romanov (259)
Hunter Azure (135.5) vs. Cole Smith (135)