UFC 237 takes place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12 (AEDT). MMA event features twelve bouts with women’s strawweight title contested in the headliner of the show, when the defending champion Rose Namajunas faces Jessica Andrade. At the weigh-in ceremony both athletes tipped the scales at 114.5.
Jared Cannonier weighed-in at 184.5 for his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva, who showed 185. The contest serves as the co-main event. Also on the main card Jose Aldo declared 146 for his featherweight matchup against Alexander Volkanovski showing 145.5. In addition, both welterweights Thiago Alves and Laureano Staropoli came in at 170.5.
Lightweight Francisco Trinaldo weighed-in at 154.5 for his main card bout against Diego Ferreira. The latter was forced to withdraw due to healthy issues and the contest was canceled.
“The bout will not be replaced, and the card will proceed with 12 bouts. Moving to the main card will be the matchup between Irene Aldana and Bethe Correia,” reads UFC statement.
Aldana weighed-in at 135. Correia missed women’s bantamweight limit showing 141, and “will be fined 30 percent of her purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled”.
The complete weigh-in results for UFC 237 can be found below.
UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade
Rose Namajunas (114.5) vs. Jessica Andrade (114.5)
Jared Cannonier (184.5) vs. Anderson Silva (185)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (145.5)
Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (170.5)
Irene Aldana (135.5) vs. Bethe Correia (141)*
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (203.5) vs. Ryan Spann (204)
Thiago Moises (155) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (154.5)
BJ Penn (155) vs. Clay Guida (153.5)
Luana Carolina (124.5) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125.5)
Warlley Alves (170) vs. Sergio Moraes (170)
Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Carlos Huachin (135.5)
Talita Bernardo (134.5) vs. Viviane Araujo (131)