UFC 248 official weigh in results are in. The event takes place on Saturday night in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is set for his 1st UFC title defense against challenger Yoel Romero — widely regarded as one of the most dangerous fighter in on the roster. Adesanya was initially scheduled to fight Paulo Costa, but the Brazilian was forced to withdraw due to sustaining a bicep injury. Costa was upset about having to withdraw and even tried to use a fake doctor to get medically cleared by the UFC. When that didn’t work, Adesanya accepted a fight against Romero instead.
UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Weili Zhang is also set to make her 1st UFC title defense against the former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event. Zhang is the first Chinese UFC champion and Dana White recently discussed her potential to become a superstar. Jedrzejczyk will enter the contest as the longest-reigning champion in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division’s history.
Other noteworthy fights on this stacked fight card will include the likes of Li Jingliang, Neil Magny, Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, Max Griffin, Sean O’Malley, Mark Madsen and many more.
Watch the full UFC 248 weigh-in and get the official results below:
UFC 248 Main Card
Israel Adesanya (184.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Zhang Weili (115) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115)
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Li Jingliang (171)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)
UFC 248 Prelims
Sean O’Malley (135.5) vs. Jose Quinonez (135.5)
Mark Madsen (156) vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira (186) vs. Saparbek Safarov (186)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Deron Winn (185.5)
UFC 248 Early Prelims
Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana (116)
Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze (146)
Danaa Batgerel (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5)
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 6th March, 2020.