Memorial Day Weekend has once again arrived, meaning it’s not only time to polish up the grill and pay tribute to troops but also to prepare for an evening of UFC action courtesy of the company’s annual event. This year’s show is as strong as past offerings have been, boasting a title-fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio Silva, as well as a co-headlining clash between top contenders Junior dos Santos-Mark Hunt.
Before any of the fighters can take to the Octagon on Saturday night for UFC 160, the entire lot had to first check in on the scale and make weight. In the end, all succeeded except undercard competitors Nah-Shon Burrell and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Burrell went on to cut the extra pound in the two-hour limit he was given, while Nurmagomedov opted to stay over and will have 20% of his purse taken as a result.
Read below for a rundown of weights:
Jeremy Stephens (146 lbs) vs. Estevan Payan (145 lbs)
Brian Bowles (135 lbs) vs. George Roop (135 lbs)
Nah-Shon Burrell (172 lbs) vs. Stephen Thompson (170 lbs)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (158.5 lbs) vs. Abel Trujillo (155 lbs)
Robert Whittaker (171 lbs) vs. Colton Smith (170 lbs)
Dennis Bermudez (146 lbs) vs. Max Holloway (145 lbs)
Rick Story (169 lbs) vs. Mike Pyle (170 lbs)
Donald Cerrone (155 lbs) vs. K.J. Noons (156 lbs)
Gray Maynard (156 lbs) vs. T.J. Grant (155 lbs)
Glover Teixeira (205 lbs) vs. James Te Huna (206 lbs)
Junior dos Santos (239 lbs) vs. Mark Hunt (264 lbs)
Cain Velasquez © (240 lbs) vs. Antonio Silva (263 lbs)
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