- The drama surrounding weigh-ins Friday for UFC 203 was suppose to center around CM Punk. Instead, the focus turned to Alistair Overeem, as the heavyweight title challenger showed up late. Overeem eventually made his way to the scale, but will be fined $500 by the Ohio Athletic Commission.
Overeem came in at 248.5 pounds, a two-and-a-half-pounds heavier than his opponent, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Only one fighter, prelim newcomer Michael McBride, missed weight. The weigh-ins will air live at 6 p.m. ET in the video above.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
*Stipe Miocic (246 lbs.) vs. Alistair Overeem (248.5) for the UFC heavyweight title
*Travis Browne (241) vs. Fabricio Werdum (239.5)
*CM Punk (170) vs. Mickey Gall (170.5)
*Urijah Faber (136) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135.5)
*Jessica Andrade (115.5) vs. Joanne Calderwood (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
*Bethe Correia (135) vs. Jessica Eye (135)
*Nik Lentz (156) vs. Michael McBride (158)
*Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Brad Tavares (186)
*Francimar Barroso (205.5) vs. C.B. Dollaway (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
*Yancy Medeiros (171) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
*Drew Dober (155) vs. Jason Gonzalez (156)
- To show you just how crazy the MMA fans in England are, the October UFC 204 event sold out in just six minutes despite having a 3 a.m. local start time to allow it to run in the normal pay-per-view time slot in North America. The card features England's own Michael Bisping defending his middleweight title against Dan Henderson.
Set for the Manchester Arena in Manchester on October 8, middleweights Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi will comprise the co-main event. The sellout marks the seventh straight such time tickets have been gobbled up for an event in Europe put on by the UFC.
As a reminder, Wrestling Inc. will have complete coverage Saturday night of UFC 203, including live play-by-play of the main card.
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