The 24 fighters taking part on the UFC on Fox 8 fight card on Saturday stepped on the scale at Seattle’s KeyArena on Friday for the official weigh-ins.
Neither champion nor challenger had any issues weighing in. Each man tipped the scale at 124.5 pounds, half a pound under the 125-pound limit for a flyweight title fight.
Co-main eventers Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger have stolen much of the flyweights’ thunder leading up to the event, due in large part to Ellenberger’s verbal jabs at every turn. After weighing in, however, the trash talk is about done and it’s time to back it up in the Octagon.
MacDonald weighed in at 170.5 pounds, while Ellenberger stepped on the scale at 170.
The two had an intense staredown after stepping off the scale, but there was no further chatter between them.
Several fighters had difficulty hitting the mark on Friday. Jorge Masvidal came in 1.5 pounds over for his lightweight bout with Michael Chiesa, while John Albert was a single pound over the limit for his bantamweight fight with Yaotzin Meza.
Albert did not make weight and forfeited 20-percent of his purse to Meza.
Tim Means weighed a full four pounds over the 156-pound limit for his fight with Danny Castillo. Means declined to try and make the limit, instead accepting the 20-percent fine and moving on with the fight at 160 pounds.
UFC on Fox 8 Weigh-in Results
Main Bouts (on Fox):
-Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. John Moraga (124.5)
-Rory MacDonald (170.5) vs. Jake Ellenberger (171)
-Robbie Lawler (170.5) vs. Bobby Voelker (170)
-Liz Carmouche (136) vs. Jessica Andrade (134)
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Michael Chiesa (155.5) vs. Jorge Masvidal (157.5)*
-Danny Castillo (155) vs. Tim Means (160)**
-Mac Danzig (155) vs. Melvin Guillard (155)
-Yves Edwards (155) vs. Daron Cruickshank (156)
-Ed Herman (186) vs. Trevor Smith (185)
-Julie Kedzie (135.5) vs. Germain de Randamie (135)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Aaron Riley (156) vs. Justin Salas (155)
-John Albert (137) vs. Yaotzin Meza (136)*
*Masvidal and Albert were given two hours to get down to the limit for their bouts.
**Castillo accepted Means weighing in four pounds overweight. Means will be fined, but still fight.