ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official UFC 253 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).
The early weigh-ins take place at the Flash Forum in at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 253 takes place Saturday at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Among those weighing in are middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, and Jan Blachowicz (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Dominick Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), who fight for the vacant light heavyweight title.
The full UFC 253 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Israel Adesanya () vs. Paulo Costa () – for middleweight title
- Jan Blachowicz () vs. Dominick Reyes () – for vacant light heavyweight title
- Kai Kara-France () vs. Brandon Royval ()
- Sijara Eubanks () vs. Ketlen Vieira ()
- Hakeem Dawodu () vs. Zubaira Tukhugov ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Alex da Silva () vs. Brad Riddell ()
- Jake Matthews () vs. Diego Sanchez ()
- Ludovit Klein () vs. Shane Young ()
- Aleksa Camur () vs. William Knight ()
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Juan Espino () vs. Jeff Hughes ()
- Khadis Ibragimov () vs. Danilo Marques ()