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UFC 249 weigh-in results: Title fights set, only Stephens misses weight

Despite all of the uncertainty the coronavirus pandemic created in the lead-up to the show, only one fighter has missed weight for UFC 249.

Jeremy Stephens weighed in at 150.5 pounds for his fight against Calvin Kattar, which is 4.5 pounds above the featherweight limit. The fight will still take place, but Stephens will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Kattar.

Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje both weighed in at 155 pounds for their main event interim lightweight title fight, while bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz both weighed in at 135 pounds for the semi-main event.

MMA Junkie wrote about the social distancing guidelines that were observed during the weigh-ins: "Staff members in close proximity with the fighters wore face masks, and the fighters stepped onto a sanitized scale. Media members and UFC staff members were situated in an appropriately distanced arrangement to allow for space between workers at the event."

Ariel Helwani tweeted that fighters had to take their second COVID-19 swab test of the week before doing face-offs today.

UFC 249 is taking place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida tomorrow (May 9) with no fans in attendance. Early prelims will start at 6 p.m. Eastern time, the regular prelims are starting at 8 p.m. Eastern, and the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m.

Here are the full weigh-in results:

PPV (ESPN+) --

  • Interim lightweight title fight Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (155)
  • Bantamweight title fight: Henry Cejudo (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135)
  • Francis Ngannou (261.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (260)
  • Calvin Kattar (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (150.5)
  • Yorgan De Castro (262) vs. Greg Hardy (265.5)

Prelims (ESPN and ESPN+) --

  • Donald Cerrone (171) vs. Anthony Pettis (170.5)
  • Aleksei Oleinik (227.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (243)
  • Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Michelle Waterson (115)
  • Uriah Hall (186) vs. Jacare Souza (186)

Early prelims (ESPN, ESPN+, and UFC Fight Pass) --

  • Vicente Luque (170) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
  • Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs. Charles Rosa (146)
  • Sam Alvey (205) vs. Ryan Spann (206)