TORONTO – Thirty minutes into today’s official early weigh-ins for UFC 231, both title fights were official.
In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) returns after a year on the sidelines to meet unbeaten challenger Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC). And in the co-feature, the vacant women’s flyweight belt is on the line between former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and ex-strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC).
There was talk that Holloway might struggle making the featherweight title limit, but he weighed in at 144.5 pounds, a quarter-pound less than opponent Ortega, who was 144.75.
Shevchenko was 123.5, well under the 125-pound flyweight title limit, and Jedrzejczyk was 123.75.
Check out the highlights of the fighters in the main and co-main events in the video above ahead of UFC 231, which takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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