Atlantic City, New Jersey hosted the UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller weigh ins today — with all 22 fighters making weight successfully.
The event, also known as UFC Fight Night 45, will be headlined by two lightweights at or around the top ten in the world in their weight division: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jim Miller. The undercard features one fighter unquestionably among the top ten in her weight: the still undefeated strawweight Cláudia “Claudinha” Gadelha. Her bout will be sadly, not be televised — rather, it will be the night’s only bout broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.
There were few surprises, which is generally a good thing. Chris Lytle, making his debut on commentary, began the broadcast by announcing he has called out Roy Jones Jr for a boxing match. (Ugh.) Aljimain Strling appeared to be eating candy and dressed in his street clothes on his way to the scale. He disrobed to briefs and made weight without issue. Hugo “Wolverine” got out fist-claws like his comic book character namesake for his face-off. Leonardo Mafra weighed only 165.5 lbs for his welterweight contest. Miller and Cerrone shared a smile at their face-off.
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweights: Cláudia Gadelha (116) vs. Tina Lähdemäki (115)
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweights: Yosdenis Cedeno (156) vs. Jerrod Sanders (155)
Bantamweights: Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (136) vs. Aljamain Sterlin (136)
Women’s Bantamweights: Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
Lightweights: Gleison Tibau (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (155)
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Featherweights: Lucas Martins (145) vs. Alex White (146)
Flyweights: John Lineker (125.5) vs. Alptekin Özkiliç (125.5)
Lightweights: Justin Salas (155) vs. Joe Proctor (155)
Welterweights: Rick Story (170.5) vs. Leonardo Mafra (165.5)
Lightweights: Edson “Junior” Barboza (155) vs. Evan Dunham (155.5)
Lightweights: Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Jim Miller (154.5)