At Friday’s official weigh-ins, Miocic came in at 233 pounds and Cormier at 236, making them official for the UFC 252 heavyweight championship headliner that takes place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Miocic weighed in at 242.5 pounds and Cormier at 246 for their first meeting at UFC 226 in July 2018, which Cormier won by first-round KO to capture Miocic’s heavyweight title. For their rematch at UFC 241 in August 2019, Miocic weighed in at 230.5 and Cormier at 236.5. Miocic defeated Cormier by fourth-round TKO to regain the title and set up a third fight.
Featherweight Herbert Burns weighed in at 149.5 pounds, 3.5 pounds over the limit (including one-pound allowance) for his main card bout opposite Daniel Pineda, and featherweight TJ Brown (146.5) also missed weight for his fight with Danny Chavez. Both bouts will proceed at a catchweight with Burns and Brown forfeiting 20 percent of their purses to their respective opponents.
See the UFC 252 weigh-in results below:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Stipe Miocic (233) vs. Daniel Cormier (236)
Sean O’Malley (136) vs. Marlon Vera (136)
Herbert Burns (149.5)* vs. Daniel Pineda (146)
Prelims (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)
TJ Brown (146.5)* vs. Danny Chavez (146)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET)
*missed weight. Burns and Brown will forfeit 20 percent of their purses to their respective opponents and their bouts will proceed as catchweights.