Brazilian middleweight fighter Paulo Costa has been one of the main stories of recent days. Just two days before the official weigh-in, Costa said he weighed 96 kilograms and would not be able to meet the prescribed weight for the middleweight category (83.91 kg).
His opponent Marvin Vettori did not want to let the match fail, so the two fighters initially agreed to fight in the "catchweight" up to 88.45 kilograms. However, after that, there was another chance and the match was eventually moved to the light heavyweight category (-93 kg).
Paulo Costa did not exceed that limit and successfully passed at yesterday's weigh-in. Borrachinha ended up weighing 204.5 pounds (92.76 kg) and is actually slightly below the prescribed weight for that category. Italian Marvin Vettori appeared at the weigh-in half "pound" lighter than his opponent.
By the way, it is a commendable fact that all the fighters (28 of them in total) met the prescribed weights. Of course, Paulo Costa will be left without 20 percent of his fee because he has grossly exceeded the limit of the category in which he was originally supposed to fight.
Fortunately, Marvin Vettori proved to be a real fighter and twice agreed to change the conditions. Today's UFC Fight Night 196 event starts at 19:00 local time, and the "main card" starts at 22:00. We can expect the fight between Costa and Vettori around midnight.
The pressure increased after a great second run by Mikaela Shiffrin, who at that moment left the leading Petra Vlhova behind by a second and 30 hundredths of a second. There are also many more matches that are definitely interesting and that could be really great.
It is certain that a real spectacle awaits us You can read the complete results from the weigh-in at the bottom of the text, and how the fighters looked on the scales, see HERE. UFC Fight Night 196 - weighing results (in-lb): The main part of the event: Paulo Costa (204.5) vs.
Marvin Vettori (204) Grant Dawson (156) vs. Ricky Glenn (155.5) Jessica-Rose Clark (135.5) vs. Joselyne Edwards (134.5) Alex Caceres (146) vs. Seung Woo Choi (145.5) Francisco Trinaldo (169.5) vs. Dwight Grant (170) Nicolae Negumereanu (204.5) vs.
Ike Villanueva (205)
The preliminary part of the event:
Jun Yong Park (185.5) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (185.5) Mason Jones (156) vs. David Onama (153.5) Tabatha Ricci (115) vs. Maria Oliveira (115) Jamie Pickett (184.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (185.5) Khama Worthy (155) vs.
Jai Herbert (155) Jeffrey Molina (125) vs. Daniel Lacerda (125) Livinha Souza (115) vs. Randa Markos (115) Jonathan Martinez (135) vs. Zviad Lazishvili (135)