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UFC 277 Weigh-in Results: Championship Fights Set; Two Fighters Fail to Make Weight

By Tudor Leonte  |  July 29, 2022  |  No Comments

The upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship pay-per-view is headlined by two title fights, and both are now official.

In UFC 277 main event, women's bantamweight titleholder Julianna Pena will attempt to score her first title defense as she takes on former divisional queen Amanda Nunes in a much-anticipated rematch. Pena (11-4, 7-2 UFC) captured the championship forcing the "Lioness" to tap to a rear-naked choke maneuver in one of the biggest upsets in recent history. Pena is currently on a two-bout winning streak. When she stepped on the scale, "The Venezuelan Vixen" recorded 134.5 pounds.

Nunes (21-5, 14-2 UFC) is looking to bounce back after suffering her first defeat since 2015. Before her first clash with Pena at UFC 269 in December, the Brazilian fighter amassed 12 consecutive triumphs. Nunes is still the 145-pound championship holder and aims to become a two-division champion again. Nunes weighed 135 pounds on the dot.

In the co-main event, former flyweight Brandon Moreno faces Kai Kara France with the interim flyweight championship on the line. Moreno (19-6-2, 7-3-2 UFC) is coming off a defeat at the hands of long-term rival Deiveson Figueiredo in their championship affair at UFC 270. Kai Kara France (24-9, 1 NC; 7-2 UFC) is currently riding a three-bout winning streak that includes a first-round stoppage over former 135-pound kingpin Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269. Both Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara France weighed 124.5 pounds on the scales.

Unfortunately, two fighters missed hitting the contracted mark for their undercard affairs. Joselyne Edwards failed to weigh in under the women's bantamweight division's limit, while Orion Cosce came 1.5 pounds heavier for his welterweight clash. Both Ji Yeon Kim and Mike Mathetha accepted to face their respective opponents, who lost a part of their purse.

UFC 277 will go down at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The preliminary card begins on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT before moving to ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The main card airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

UFC 277 Weigh-in Results:

Julianna Pena (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135) for the women's bantamweight championship
Brandon Moreno (124.5) vs. Kai Kara France (124.5) for the interim flyweight championship
Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254.5) at heavyweight
Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (125.5) at flyweight
Magomed Ankalaev (206) vs. Anthony Smith (206) at light heavyweight
Alex Morono (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171) at welterweight
Rafael Alves (155.5) vs. Drew Dober (155.5) at lightweight
Hamdy Abdelwahab (264.5) vs. Don'Tale Mayes (255) at heavyweight
Rafa Garcia (155) vs. Drakkar Klose (155.5) at lightweight
Adam Fugitt (171) vs. Michael Morales (170.5) at welterweight
Joselyne Edwards (137.5)* vs. Ji Yeon Kim (135) at women's bantamweight
Nicolae Negumereanu (205) vs. Ihor Potieria (204) at light heavyweight
Orion Cosce (172.5)** vs. Mike Mathetha (169.5) at welterweight

*Edwards missed weight by 1.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of her purse.
**Cosce missed weight by 1.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.

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