The UFC Vegas 43 weigh-in was unusual, but in good shape. All the fighters on Saturday’s undercard were in weight and on time, starting with the stars, former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Brazilian Ketlen Vieira.
Tate was first on the scale with 135.5, followed by Vieira (136), who ranks seventh in the category. The women’s bantamweight bout stars on the undercard from UFC Apex in Las Vegas (preliminaries 3 pm ET, main 6 pm ET ESPN +).
Mexican Lupita Godínez was back on the scale despite having less than two weeks to prepare for the fight against Loma Lookboonmee. They both weighed 115.5 pounds, and now the Aguascalientes-born is set to break the record with three fights in just 43 days.
Additionally, Rafa Garcia, from Mexicali, Baja California, scored 155 pounds, one more than his opponent Natan Levy, for their lightweight fight. Garcia is seeking his first win in three UFC appearances, while the Israeli will make his Octagon debut after landing his contract at Dana White’s Contender Series.
Mexican-American Adrian Yañez safely stepped onto the scale at 135 pounds for his bantamweight fight against England’s Davey Grant, who did so at 135.5 pounds, heading into a duel that promises a spectacular finale.
The fighter of Dominican and Spanish origin Sean Soriano weighed a half hour after the group at 146 pounds and will face Shayilan Nuerdanbieke who gave 145 pounds.
The last to weigh was the American Sam Hughes (115.5), who will open the card against the Brazilian Luana Pinheiro (116). The weigh-in ceremony concluded in just 45 minutes, with none of the 26 athletes having to resort to tolerance or failing at the weight.