Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just over 24 hours away from its upcoming UFC 244: “Masvidal vs. Diaz” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place tomorrow night (Sat., Nov. 2, 2019) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Headlining the UFC 244 main event is the welterweight showdown between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, who compete for the title of “Baddest Mother Fucker” in all of mixed martial arts. But before any hands can be thrown, both fighters have to make weight.
Just like every other combatant on the “Big Apple” fight card.
Jared Cannonier, who was asked to fill in for Darren Till in case “The Gorilla” was held up by visa issues, tipped the scale at 186.8, which is slightly over the middleweight limit, but still pretty damn close considering he was put on standby on such short notice.
UFC 244’s early weigh-ins will commence at 9 a.m. ET in the embedded video above. Be sure to check back at 6 p.m. ET for the ceremonial festivities, open to the public, featuring all the fighter staredowns.
Official UFC 244 weigh-in text results below:
UFC 244 Main Card:
170 lbs.: Jorge Masvidal (169.6) vs. Nate Diaz (170)
185 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum (184) vs. Darren Till (186)
170 lbs.: Vicente Luque (170.2) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.4)
265 lbs.: Blagoy Ivanov (257.4) vs. Derrick Lewis (265)
155 lbs.: Kevin Lee (155.6) vs. Gregor Gillespie (155.4)
UFC 244 Preliminary Card:
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson (204.6) vs. Johnny Walker (204.8)
145 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani (145.4) vs. Shane Burgos (145.8)
185 lbs.: Edmen Shahbazyan (185) vs. Brad Tavares (184.6)
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (246.2)
125 lbs.: Katlyn Chookagian (125.4) vs. Jennifer Maia (127.2*)
170 lbs.: Lyman Good (169.6) vs. Chance Rencountre (170.8)
145 lbs.: Julio Arce (145.4) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (145.8)
*Missed weight, fined 20-percent of purse
There you have it.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 244 fight card on Sat. night (click here), starting with the ESPN+/ESPN2 “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
For much more on tomorrow night’s UFC 244 fight card click here.