Frankie Edgar is ready for his UFC bantamweight debut.
The former lightweight champion and two-time featherweight title challenger tipped the scales at 135.5 pounds at Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC on ESPN 15. That made Edgar’s fight with Pedro Munhoz (136) official for Saturday’s headliner at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
This marks Edgar’s first UFC appearance at bantamweight after spending the past seven years competing at 145 pounds.
The main card got a shakeup as Daniel Rodriguez was rebooked against Dwight Grant in a welterweight bout. Rodriguez was to face Takashi Sato in the original show opener, while Grant was scheduled to fight short-notice replacement Calen Born on the preliminaries. Sato made successfully made weight before being pulled from the card. Born did not weigh in. MMA Junkie was first to report the change.
There was one other close call as Trevin Jones initially came in half-a-pound heavy for a 140-pound catchweight bout – the typical one-pound allowance did not apply – against Timur Valiev. However, Jones was given extra time to cut weight and later hit the scales at 139.5 pounds.
Check out UFC on ESPN 15 weigh-in results below.
Main card (ESPN, ESPN+ at 8:30 p.m. ET)
Pedro Munhoz (136) vs. Frankie Edgar (135.5)
Ovince Saint Preux (205.5) vs. Alonzo Menifield (204.5)
Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Dwight Grant (169.5)*
Prelims (ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Timur Valiev (140) vs. Trevin Jones (139.5)** — 140-pound catchweight
*Rodriguez and Grant will now face each other after their respective opponents Takashi Sato (170.5) and Calen Born (did not weigh in) were forced to withdraw from Saturday’s card
**missed weight on first attempt, coming in at 140.5 pounds. Jones later weighed in a second time and successfully made weight