Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its official UFC Fight Night 153 early weigh-in event while most of us were sleeping, setting the stage for all the ESPN+ action this Sat. night (June 1, 2019) inside Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m happy to report that all 24 fighters made weight, though I’m not as thrilled to remind you that Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi has been scrapped due to injury.
UFC Fight Night 153 will be headlined by the 205-pound showdown between former title contenders, Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith, who collide for prime real estate in the Top 5 of the division. But before “The Mauler” goes to war with “Lionheart,” international power punchers, Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakic, will throw hands in the light heavyweight co-main event. Remember, this card kicks off at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2 with a main card start time of 1 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Complete UFC Stockholm early weigh-in text results below.
UFC Fight Night 153 Main Card On ESPN+:
205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson (205) vs. Anthony Smith (206)
205 lbs.: Jimi Manuwa (205) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (205)
145 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani (145) vs. Chris Fishgold (145)
155 lbs.: Christos Giagos (155) vs. Damir Hadzovic (155)
145 lbs.: Daniel Teymur (145) vs. Sung Bin Jo (145)
UFC Fight Night 153 Prelims On ESPN2:
135 lbs.: Tonya Evinger (135) vs. Lina Lansberg (135)
155 lbs.: Stevie Ray (155) vs. Leonardo Santos (155)
155 lbs.: Nick Hein (155) vs. Frank Camacho (155)
135 lbs.: Bea Malecki (136) vs. Eduarda Santana (135)
205 lbs.: Darko Stosic (205) vs. Devin Clark (205)
155 lbs.: Joel Alvarez (155) vs. Danilo Belluardo (155)
170 lbs.: Rostem Akman (170) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (170)
The UFC Stockholm ceremonial weigh-ins will take place at noon ET.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 153 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ESPN2 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time of 1 p.m. ET.
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