The UFC 246 main event is on.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone successfully hit the welterweight limit for their main event bout set to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday.
Cerrone was the first fighter to weigh in and he hit 170 on the dot. McGregor would also later weigh in at 170 pounds.
The results were expected given that both men typically compete at a lower weight class and that neither has ever come in heavy for a fight. This marks McGregor’s seventh consecutive pay-per-view main event, while Cerrone headlines a UFC PPV for the first time in his 14-year career.
McGregor is competing for the first time since losing a lightweight championship bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. On the other side, Cerrone fought four times in 2019, all at lightweight, going 2-2 with losses in his last two outings.
One fighter scheduled for Saturday’s card badly missed weight and it resulted in a fight being canceled. Strawweight Alexa Grasso weighed in 5.5 pounds over the strawweight limit (including a one-pound allowance) for her main card bout with Claudia Gadelha and the commission ruled that the bout would not proceed as scheduled due to the weight difference between the fighters being greater than three pounds.
A bantamweight bout between Brian Kelleher and Ode Osbourne was moved from the preliminaries to the main card.
Flyweight Sabina Mazo initially weighed in at 126.25 pounds, a quarter-pound over the flyweight limit, but was cleared by a physician to take an extra hour to make weight. On her second attempt, she successfully weighed in at 125.5 pounds (with the one-pound allowance).