RIO DE JANEIRO – MMA Junkie was on-scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC 283 fighter weigh-ins, where everyone made weight for Saturday’s card.
In the main event, former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira (33-8 MMA, 16-6 UFC) takes on Jamahal Hill (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) for the vacant title. In the co-feature, flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1 MMA, 10-2-1 UFC) and former champ and current interim titleholder Brandon Moreno (20-6-2 MMA, 8-3-2 UFC) who meet for the fourth time in a rematch with the unified title at stake.
All four title-fight competitors made weight without issue, as did the other 26 fighters on the card. The only fighter to struggle was main event backup fighter Anthony Smith (36-17 MMA, 11-7 UFC), who was four pounds heavy on his first attempt on the scale. Fortunately for him, however, his services don’t appear to be required.
The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel in Rio de Janeiro and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 3 p.m. ET at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC and early prelims on ESPN+.
The full UFC 283 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Glover Teixeira (205) vs. Jamahal Hill (204.5) – for vacant light heavyweight title
Champ Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Brandon Moreno (125) – for flyweight title
Gilbert Burns (170) vs. Neil Magny (171)
Jessica Andrade (125) vs. Lauren Murphy (125.5)
Paul Craig (205) vs. Johnny Walker (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ABC, 8 p.m. ET)
Ihor Potieria (205) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
Brunno Ferreira (185) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (186)
Melquizael Costa (155) vs. Thiago Moises (155.5)
Gabriel Bonfim (171) vs. Mounir Lazzez (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (263) vs. Jailton Almeida (232)
Luan Lacerda (136) vs. Cody Stamann (135)
Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Terrance McKinney (156)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Nicolas Dalby (170)
Zarah Fairn (146) vs. Josiane Nunes (145.5)
Daniel Marcos (136) vs. Saimon Oliveira (136)