BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early official UFC Fight Night 140 weigh-ins.
The early weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel in Buenos Aires and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for fans, which take place at 5 p.m. ET at Parque Roca Arena, site of Saturday’s FS1-televised event.
Among those weighing in were headliners Neil Magny (21-6 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC), who meet in a critical welterweight fight. While the two were among the last to hit the scales, each made weight without issue, both registering 171 pounds.
The same could not be said for women’s strawweight contender Cynthia Calvillo (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), currently sitting at No. 11 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA strawweight rankings, who came in heavy at 118 pounds and was fined 20 percent of her purse, all of which goes to opponent Poliana Botelho (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). However, the bout will go on as scheduled.
The full UFC Fight Night 140 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
- Neil Magny (171) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (171)
- Darren Elkins (145) vs. Ricardo Lamas (145.5)
- Khalil Rountree (204.5) vs. Johnny Walker (205.5)
- Cezar Ferreira (185.5) vs. Ian Heinisch (185)
- Guido Cannetti (135.5) vs. Marlon Vera (135.5)
- Poliana Botelho (115.5) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (118)*
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Bartosz Fabinski (170) vs. Michel Prazeres (170.5)
- Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Ulka Sasaki (125.5)
- Austin Arnett (145.5) vs. Humberto Bandenay (145.5)
- Hector Aldana (169.5) vs. Laureano Staropoli (169)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:00 p.m. ET)
- Jesus Pinedo (156) vs. Devin Powell (155)
- Anderson dos Santos (144.5) vs. Nad Narimani (145.5)
* – Calvillo fined 20 percent of her purse
- UFC Argentina's Santiago Ponzinibbio ready to show he deserves title shot on home soil
- Video: UFC Fight Night 140 media day face-offs
- UFC's Neil Magny cool under pressure of Santiago Ponzinibbio headlining bout in Argentina
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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