According to a Feb. 20 post from Bleacher Report, all 22 competitors on the UFC 170 card hit the scales on Friday night for the event's official weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Surprisingly, none of the 22 athletes weighing in on Friday evening for the UFC 170 weigh-in had issue making their contractual weight requirements.
Ernest Chavez (156) and Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5) opened the UFC 170 weigh-ins in impressive fashion, as both were on the mark for their lightweight contest.
Rafaello Oliveira and Erik Koch were next up on the scales. Koch weighed in at 155, while Oliveira was also on the mark at 155.
Next up, Zach Makovsky (125) and Josh Sampo (126) weighed in for their UFC 170 fight. The bantamweights were also on the mark, as Cody Gibson weighed in at 135 and a half, while Aljamain Sterling was 135.5.
Raphael Assuncao (136) was also on the mark for his fight against the 135-pound Pedro Munhoz.
Headlining the UFC 170 preliminary card is a bantamweight clash between Jessica Eye and Alexis Davis. Eye weighed in at 136, while Davis was on the mark at 135.
In UFC 170 main card action, Robert Whittaker (170) and Stephen Thompson (170.5) were both cleared for their brawl.
TJ Waldburger and Mike Pyle both weighed in at 171 pounds. In welterweight action, Rory MacDonald (171) and Demian Maia (170) were both on the mark.
"Sara, on paper, is a great athlete, and on paper you could say that we are very close to equals and that's why people are so excited for this fight," Rousey said.
"I think that I'm more of a fighter than she is. I can tell that this title is not as important for her as it is for me, she had a kid at home and she has to go home to that kid, and I can afford to be selfish, where she can't."
McMann didn't have anything negative to say about Rousey. For the most part, she has been busy discussing her disdain for the media spotlight and how she's been making the adjustment into the mainstream.
“If anything it’s starting to feel normal,” McMann said of the media coverage she's been getting of late. “Even before, when I wasn’t getting as much media attention for my fights, I was doing just as much work. I was just doing it on my own. I was spending hours a day on social media. I was trying to do every single interview I could—if it was somebody’s blog or some random Joe’s podcast. I was spending just as much time doing it, I just wasn’t reaching as many people.”
In the UFC 170 co-main, Daniel Cormier, also a former Olympian, makes his light heavyweight debut opposite UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins (205).
Cormier (205) was originally supposed to fight Rashad Evans, but "Suga" went down with a knee injury.
"With a win over Rashad Evans, there's a valid argument that I should be the next guy to challenge for the title," said Cormier. "But a win here doesn't really do that. It doesn't have the same effect. You beat Patrick Cummins, as I expect myself to do on Saturday night, yeah, there still is some work to be done. I believe I'm going to have to fight again in order to get that title shot I've been chasing for so long."
Here's a look at the full UFC 170 fight card:
- Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135)
- Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205)
- Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Demian Maia (170)
- Mike Pyle (171) vs. TJ Waldburger (171)
- Robert Whittaker (170) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
- Alexis Davis (135) vs. Jessica Eye (136)
- Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135)
- Cody Gibson (135.5) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
- Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Josh Sampo (126)
- Rafaello Oliveira (155) vs. Erik Koch (155)
- Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5)