Derrick Lewis is ready for another heavyweight headliner.
“The Black Beast” tipped the scales at 263 pounds at Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 65, and opponent Serghei Spivac came in at 254 pounds, making Saturday’s main event official. It is the ninth main event of Lewis’ UFC career and the first for Spivac.
Co-main event light heavyweights Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba also successfully made weight at 205 and 206 pounds, respectively. Nzechukwu seeks a second straight win after defeating Karl Roberson this past July, while Cutelaba looks to snap a two-fight skid after being submitted by Johnny Walker and Ryan Spann.
See weigh-in highlights from the top two fights here:
All 24 fighters competing on Saturday’s card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas successfully made weight, including main card welterweights Andre Fialho, Muslim Salikhov, Jack Della Maddalena, and Danny Roberts, and the No. 11 flyweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, Jennifer Maia.
See full UFC Vegas 65 weigh-in results below.
Main Card (ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET)
Derrick Lewis (263) vs. Serghei Spivac (254)
Kennedy Nzechukwu (205) vs. Ion Cutelaba (206)
Andre Fialho (170.5) vs. Muslim Salikhov (170)
Jack Della Maddalena (170) vs. Danny Roberts (170)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET)
Jennifer Maia (125) vs. Maryna Moroz (124.5)