The champs are ready to roll at Madison Square Garden.
Headliners Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington successfully made weight for Saturday’s UFC 268 welterweight championship main event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, coming in at 169 and 169.4 pounds, respectively.
Three other fighters failed to make weight at Friday’s official morning weigh-ins, including main event alternate Vicente Luque. The top contender came in at 172.2 pounds, 2.2 pounds over the welterweight championship weight limit, making him ineligible to serve as a replacement for Usman or Covington.
Preliminary fighters Bruno Souza and CJ Vergara also came in heavy, with Souza (148.4) — who is stepping in on less than a week’s notice as a replacement for T.J. Laramie — missing the featherweight limit by 2.4 pounds and Vergara (127.4) missing the flyweight limit by 1.4 pounds. Their respective bouts with Melsik Baghdasaryan and Ode Osbourne will proceed at catchweights with Souza and Vergara forfeiting 20 percent of their purses as penalty.
See the official UFC 268 weigh-in results below:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman (169) vs. Colby Covington (169.4)
Rose Namajunas (115) vs. Zhang Weili (115)
Preliminary Card (ESPNews, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)
Melsik Baghdasaryan (145.4) vs. Bruno Souza (148.4)*
Carlos Vergara (127.4)* vs. Ode Osbourne (125.2)
*Baghdasaryan vs. Souza and Vergara vs. Osbourne will proceed as catchweights with Souza and Vergara forfeiting 20 percent of their purses to their respective opponents
**Vicente Luque (172.2) failed to make weight as an alternate for the welterweight championship main event