ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting dwell from Friday’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 30 fighter weigh-ins, the place all 22 fighters hit their marks without situation.
In the major occasion, Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will take on Joseph Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) in a rematch for the vacant flyweight title. The two fought in February in Virginia, in which Figueiredo knocked Benavidez out in the next round. But he was not eligible to get the vacant belt mainly because he missed bodyweight.
This time all over, there will not be any drama associated to the scale. Figueiredo came in at 125 pounds on the nose for the title struggle, as did Benavidez.
In the co-attribute, Kelvin Gastelum (16-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) satisfies Jack Hermansson (20-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in a middleweight bout. Gastelum has had his personal problems on the scale in the past, but was 186 lbs without the need of issue Friday. Hermansson was 186, as effectively.
The early weigh-ins took area at the Flash Discussion board in at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC on ESPN+ 30 will take spot Wednesday at the exact same venue. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.
The full UFC on ESPN+ 30 weigh-in benefits bundled:
Most important CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Joseph Benavidez (125) – for vacant flyweight title
Kelvin Gastelum (186) vs. Jack Hermansson (186)
Marc Diakiese (156) vs. Rafael Fiziev (156)
Luana Carolina (126) vs. Ariane Lipski (126)
Askar Askarov (126) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
Roman Dolidze (206) vs. Khadis Ibragimov (206)
Grant Dawson (150) vs. Nad Narimani (150) – 150-pound catchweight
Joel Alvarez (156) vs. Joe Duffy (155.5)
Montel Jackson (136) vs. Brett Johns (136)
Amir Albazi (136) vs. Malcolm Gordon (135)
Davi Ramos (156) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (156)
Carlos Felipe (261) vs. Serghei Spivac (240)