UFC 187 weigh-ins are in the books, with all the fighters on the main card successfully hitting their allotted weight — including both title fights in the co-main events.
The only athlete to not make weight was Nina Ansaroff, who is scheduled to face Rose Namajunas at 115 lbs among the evening’s preliminary bouts. Ansaroff weighed in a 120 lbs. There was no announcement, but it’s probable that the fight will go on at a catch-weight with Ansaroff assessed a fine.
The fighters in the co-main events exchanged words in brief interviews, as well.
Middlweight champion Chris Weidman claimed his challenger tomorrow, Vitor Belfort, had an abnormal testosterone level in a brief interview with Joe Rogan. Weidman yelled to the crowd: “This guy’s still cheating and I’m going to make him pay!”
Daniel Cormier, who will face Anthony Johnson for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title, told Rogan, “The truth is Anthony Johnson is not good enough to beat me. I’m going to be UFC light heavyweight champ tomorrow!”
Main Card: (to be broadcast on PPV)
Light Heavyweights: Anthony Johnson (204.5) vs. Daniel Cormier (205) – for vacant light heavyweight title
Middleweights: Chris Weidman (185) vs. Vitor Belfort (184) – for Weidman’s middleweight title
Lightweights: Donald Cerrone (156) vs. John Makdessi (155.5)
Heavyweights: Travis Browne (241) vs. Andrei Arlovski (236.5)
Flyweights: Joseph Benavidez (126) vs. John Moraga (125.5)
Preliminary Card: (to air on Fox Sports 1)
Flyweights: John Dodson (125.5) vs. Zach Makovsky (125.5)
Welterweights: Dong Hyun Kim (170.5) vs. Josh Burkman (170.5)
Middleweights: Uriah Hall (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185)
Women’s Strawweights: Rose Namajunas (116) vs. Nina Ansaroff (120)
Preliminary Card: (to be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweights: Mike Pyle (171) vs. Colby Covington (170.5)
Lightweights: Islam Makhachev (155.5) vs. Leo Kuntz (155.5)
Flyweights: Justin Scoggins (126) vs. Josh Sampo (126)