Jon Jones is officially cleared to make his run at setting a new title defense record tomorrow night at UFC 165, as the light-heavyweight champ and Alexander Gustafsson both made weight this afternoon in Toronto.
Jones, who came out to a mixed reaction from the crowd, weighed in at 204.5 for the five round fight, and Gustafsson also tipped the scales at the same weight. “Bones” is on the hunt for his sixth title defense, which would surpass the current record of five (which Jones shares with Tito Ortiz).
In the card’s co-main-event, interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will battle rugged vet Eddie Wineland. Barao weighed in at 135 and Wineland came in at 135.25, for the other five round scrap of the night.
The most heated squareoff of the day was between heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione, who exchanged several words after they came in at 237 and 260.5 respectively.
The only fighter who failed to make weight on his first attempt was bantamweight vet Ivan Menjivar, who weighed in slightly over at 137. His opponent for tomorrow, Wilson Reis, came it at 135.
So, everything’s in motion for what should be an outstanding night of fights at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
Here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 165. Stay tuned to Caged Insider.com for all your UFC news and coverage.
Main Card (PPV, 10 pm ET)
Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5)
Interim Bantamweight Championship
Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.25)
Matt Mitrione (260.5) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
Francis Carmont (186) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
Pat Healy (155.75) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (156)
Preliminary (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Myles Jury (156) vs. Mike Ricci (155.5)
Ivan Menjivar (137) vs. Wilson Reis (135)
Chris Clements (169.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
Mitch Gagnon (136) vs. Dustin Kimura (136)
Preliminary Card (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
Renee Forte (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (155)
Michel Prazeres (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5)
Alex Caceres (136) vs. Roland Delorme (136)
Nandor Guelmino (230) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (245.5)