– Above you can watch the weigh-ins for tonight’s UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo. All 24 fighters on the card made weight. In the main event, No. 7 middleweight Derek Brunson will welcome Lyoto Machida back to the octagon. Machida, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, hasn’t fought since suffering back-to-back losses in 2015. Both Brunson and Machida weighed in at 185 pounds. The six-fight main card starts at 10 p.m. on FS1 and also features Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington, Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font, Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jim Miller, Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson, and John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera.
– Earlier this week we reported on UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping being sued for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old man. Bisping has since responded to the lawsuit, calling it “total bullocks.” UFC president also responded to the lawsuit when he was on the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast recently.
“I gotta talk to Bisping but I’m sure it’s that typical p***y who opens his mouth at the f***ing gym, then Bisping goes over and – I don’t know what Bisping did to him, but now he wants to f***ing sue Bisping,” White said. “You should have shut your f***ing face in the first place. F***ing embarrassing. You’re a clown. Guys like him are a f***ing embarrassment.”
– The UFC announced a lightweight fight between top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza for UFC 219 on Dec. 30. It will be the first fight in over a year for Nurmagomedov (24-0), who is ranked No. 2 in the 155-pound division. Barboza (19-4) is ranked right behind him at number-three and is riding a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Beneil Dariush in March by secon-round knockout. Nurmagomedov had previously lobbied for a fight against interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
? UFC (@ufc) October 27, 2017