• UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in face-offs video: Lewis and Oleinik stare down at the Apex
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    UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in face-offs video: Lewis and Oleinik stare down at the Apex

    * * *Following Friday's UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in at the Apex in Las Vegas, the fighters for Saturday's card faced off for the media in attendance. Watch as main eventers Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik and the rest of the athletes squared off ahead of UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32).The fight card features a heavyweight showdown between Lewis and Oleinik. The winner hopes to take a big step toward a heavyweight title shot with Stipe Miocic defending his belt in a trilogy fight with Daniel Cormier next week at UFC 252.SPOILER: Full written results below.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Watch Derrick Lewis’s savage finish of Marcin Tybura (UFC Vegas 6 free fight)* * * UFC Vegas 6: Lewis vs. Oleinik weigh-in resultsMain card (ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) * Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (227) * Chris Weidman (186) vs. Omari Akhmedov (185.75) * Darren Stewart (186) vs. Maki Pitolo (186) * Yana Kunitskaya (135.5) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (136) * Beneil Dariush (158)* vs. Scott Holtzman (156)Prelims (ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT) * Tim Means (172.5)** vs. Laureano Staropoli (174.5)*** * Kevin Holland (183.5) vs. Joaquin Buckley (185) * Nasrat Haqparast (156) vs. Alex Munoz (156) * Andrew Sanchez (185.5) vs. Wellington Turman (185.5) * Gavin Tucker (146) vs. Justin Jaynes (146) * Youssef Zalal (146) vs. Peter Barrett (145.5) * Irwin Rivera (136) vs. Ali Al Qaisi (136)*Beneil Dariush missed weight and was fined 20-percent of his purse. **Tim Means missed weight, but continued to cut at the time of publication. ***Laureano Staropoli missed weight.* * *TRENDING > Dana White reveals UFC 255 to feature two flyweight championship bouts* * *(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

  • UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in results: Derrick Lewis 38 pounds heavier than Aleksei Oleinik; 3 fighters miss weight
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    UFC Vegas 6 weigh-in results: Derrick Lewis 38 pounds heavier than Aleksei Oleinik; 3 fighters miss weight

    UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32) is set for Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas following Friday's weigh-in.Main event heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik easily made weight, as they each look to take another step toward a UFC heavyweight title shot.Oleinik was the first of the two to the scale, weighing 227 pounds. Lewis arrived a short time later, hitting the 265-pound limit on the nose, leaving a 38-pound disparity between them.Oleinik, 43 years of age, has more than 70 bouts to his credit and is known for his deft submission ability. Lewis is quite the opposite, widely regarded for his brutal power shots and ability to weather some dangerous storms.Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was on the mark for his return to the 185-pound division, following a failed attempt to break into the light heavyweight championship mix. He has lost five of his last six bouts and desperately needs a victory.He faces a tough task in Omari Akhmedov, who has gone 3-0-1 since moving up to middleweight in 2017. Weidman, however, will be his toughest test to date.Weidman was on the mark for his middleweight return, weighing in at 186 pounds. Akhmedov was right there with him, stepping on the scale at 185.75 pounds.There were still five fighters left to weigh-in with 30 minutes left in the two-hour window.Beneil Dariush was the first of the quintet to the scale, weighing 158 pounds. He was two pounds over the limit for his lightweight bout with Scott Holtzman, who weighed 156 pounds.While Maki Pitolo and Justin Jaynes made weight for their bouts, the same couldn't be said for the final two fighters to weigh in: Tim Means and Laureano Staropoli.Means weighed 172.5 pounds and Staropoli stepped on the scale at 174.5 pounds. That put Means 1.5 pounds over the welterweight limit, but his fight is scheduled to be against Staropoli, who was 3.5 pounds overweight.In Dariush's case, he will forfeit 20-percent of his purse to Holtzman to keep the fight on track.Means still had one hour past the weigh-in window to continue cutting weight. He did so, and eventually re-weighed at 171 pounds, just making the mark.With Means making weight, Staropoli will forfeit 20-percent of his fight purse to Means to keep the bout on the card.* * * UFC Vegas 6: Lewis vs. Oleinik weigh-in resultsMain card (ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) * Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (227) * Chris Weidman (186) vs. Omari Akhmedov (185.75) * Darren Stewart (186) vs. Maki Pitolo (186) * Yana Kunitskaya (135.5) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (136) * Beneil Dariush (158)* vs. Scott Holtzman (156)Prelims (ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT) * Tim Means (172.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (174.5)* * Kevin Holland (183.5) vs. Joaquin Buckley (185) * Nasrat Haqparast (156) vs. Alex Munoz (156) * Andrew Sanchez (185.5) vs. Wellington Turman (185.5) * Gavin Tucker (146) vs. Justin Jaynes (146) * Youssef Zalal (146) vs. Peter Barrett (145.5) * Irwin Rivera (136) vs. Ali Al Qaisi (136)*Beneil Dariush, Tim Means, and Laureano Staropoli missed weight.* * *TRENDING > Dana White reveals UFC 255 to feature two flyweight championship bouts* * * UFC Vegas 6 Weigh-in: Derrick Lewis vs Aleksei Oleinik UFC Vegas 6 Weigh-in: Is Chris Weidman back in championship form?(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

  • Dana White reveals UFC 255 to feature two flyweight championship bouts
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    Dana White reveals UFC 255 to feature two flyweight championship bouts

    UFC president Dana White on Friday revealed that UFC 255 will take place on Nov. 21 and features two flyweight championship bouts.Deivison Figueiredo will put the men's 125-pound title on the line opposite former champion Cody Garbrandt, while women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will defend her belt against Jennifer Maia. The news was first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto on Twitter.The location of UFC 255 has not yet been determined, nor has the bout order. UFC 255: Deivison Figueiredo vs. Cody GarbrandtFigueiredo (19-1) is fresh off of back-to-back wins over Joseph Benavidez to claim the flyweight belt. He first defeated Benavidez in February with a second-round TKO stoppage, but was ineligible to win the belt in that fight because he missed weight. The UFC quickly made the rematch for Fight Island in July, where Figueiredo made weight and then put Benavidez to sleep with a rear-naked choke late in the first round to claim the title.He'll put the belt on the line for the first time against Garbrandt, who is a former champion, but has just one win to his credit following a three-fight skid.Garbrandt (12-3) won the men's flyweight title by defeating Dominick Cruz in December of 2016. He then lost the belt to TJ Dillashaw and failed to regain it in an immediate rematch. Garbrandt then lost to Pedro Munhoz before taking a year off.He returned at UFC 250 in June, defeating Raphael Assuncao via knockout with one second left on the clock in the second round.* * *TRENDING > Dana White: ‘Conor McGregor is retired; He will not fight in 2020’* * * UFC 255: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer MaiaShevchenko (19-3) has been utterly dominant since she returned to flyweight. Her three losses were all at bantamweight, two of them to current two-division champion Amanda Nunes, the woman many consider one of the best fighters of all time.She has won five consecutive fights at flyweight, including winning the vacant championship in a battle with Joanna Jedrzejczyk. She then defended against the likes of Jessica Eye, Liz CarmKouche (whom she lost to at bantamweight), and Katlyn Chookagian.Shevchenko's next defense will come against Maia (18-6-1), who defeated Joanne Calderwood at UFC Vegas 5 last week. Calderwood had been expected to challenge Shevchenko at UFC 251 in June, but Shevchenko was forced to withdraw because of a leg injury. Calderwood then accepted the fight with Maia, whose victory leap-frogged her over Calderwood in the race to a title shot.* * * Deivison Figueiredo was hoping to bring Henry Cejudo out of retirement (UFC on ESPN+ 30 post-fight)(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)