Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com's live coverage of the UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm weigh-ins from the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia kicking off at 5 PM eastern time. The event airs on Saturday on pay-per-view at 10 PM eastern time. Preliminary card action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 PM eastern time before moving over to FS1 at 8 PM eastern time. This will be the UFC's third stadium show and the first visit to Melbourne, Australia.
The event is headlined by two title fights in each of the UFC's womens' divisions topped by dominant champions. UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey looks to continue her reign as the best female fighter in the world as she puts her 12-0 record and title on the line against undefeated challenger Holly Holm. UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to continue her dominance of the 115-pound division as she puts her title and undefeated record on the line against Valerie Letourneau, winner of four straight fights. Also on the card is a heavyweight bout that is a rematch of an all-time classic fight as Mark Hunt takes on Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
MAIN CARD (PPV- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Ronda Rousey (134) vs. Holly Holm (134) - UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (114) vs. Valerie Letourneau (115) - UFC Women's Strawweight Championship
Mark Hunt (265) vs. Antonio Silva (263)
Uriah Hall (185) vs. Robert Whittaker (185)
Stefan Struve (265) vs. Jared Rosholt (239)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Jake Matthews (155) vs. Akbarh Arreola (155)
Kyle Noke (169) vs. Peter Sobotta (169)
Anthony Perosh (205) vs. Gian Villante (205)
Richie Vaculik (125) vs. Danny Martinez (125)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT):
Dan Kelly (185) vs. Steve Montgomery (185)
Richard Walsh (170) vs. Steve Kennedy (169)
James Moontasri (170) vs. Anton Zafir (170)
Ben Nguyen (126) vs. Ryan Benoit (125)
*Ronda calling Holly's niceness all fake, and Ronda can see through her. Ronda is ready!
*Ronda gets right in her face. Holly didn't back down. Awesome!
*Joanna pre-stared her down before even getting on the scale, Dana stepped in. Joanna said, "Her lucky day was yesterday..."
*Hunt came out already in his underwear.
*Vaculik and Martinez had a pull apart.