UFC 279 weigh-in video: Tony Ferguson on point for welterweight return vs. Li Jingliang

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LAS VEGAS – Tony Ferguson is officially a welterweight for the first time in more than a decade after he and opponent Li Jingliang hit the divisional mark at UFC 279 weigh-ins.

Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC), a former interim UFC lightweight champion, is seeking a fresh start by moving up a weight class following a four-fight losing skid. He gets a tough re-introduction in his first welterweight fight since September 2011, though, in the form of the heavy-handed Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC).

The path to the contest is now clear, because at Friday’s UFC 279 official weigh-ins, Jingliang hit his mark at 170.5 pounds, while Ferguson registered at 171 pounds on the scale.

Check out the video of Jingliang and Ferguson weighing in above.

UFC 279 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena. Jingliang vs. Ferguson co-headlines the pay-per-view main card, which following prelims on ESPNNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

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