Miocic weighed in at 234 pounds at Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC 260 in Las Vegas, nearly 30 pounds lighter than Ngannou, who came in at 263 pounds. That difference is more pronounced than in their first meeting at UFC 220 in January 2018, when Miocic weighed in at 246 pounds – Ngannou was also at 263 for that fight – and went on to defeat Ngannou by unanimous decision.
Of the 20 fighters scheduled to compete on Saturday’s card, 18 were successful in making weight on their first attempt.
Light heavyweight Fabio Cherant and welterweight Jared Gooden came in heavy on their first attempts in the initial two-hour weigh-in window. Cherant accepted his bout with Alonzo Menifield on less than a week’s notice following the withdrawal of William Knight.
Cherant and Gooden were both granted an extra hour by the Nevada Athletic Commission to attempt a second weigh-in. Gooden successfully made weight at 171 pounds on his second attempt.
Cherant’s official weight is 206.5 pounds according to the UFC. His bout with Menifield will proceed as a catchweight and he will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Menifield as a penalty.
See the UFC 260 weigh-in results below:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Stipe Miocic (234) vs. Francis Ngannou (263)
Tyron Woodley (171) vs. Vicente Luque (170.5)
Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Alonzo Menifield (205) vs. Fabio Cherant (206.5)*
Jared Gooden (171)** vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170.5)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET)
*Cherant missed weight on first attempt. He was given an additional hour to lose the remaining weight. His official weight is 206.5 pounds. His bout with Alonzo Menifield will proceed at a catchweight and Cherant will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Menifield.
**Gooden weighed in at 171.5 pounds on first attempt. He was given an additional hour to lose the remaining weight and successfully made weight at 171 pounds on his second attempt.