Friday afternoon (4) was marked by the official weigh-in of UFC 272, which is scheduled for Saturday (5). All 26 athletes selected for the show managed to win the first stage and confirmed their respective weights. In the main event, which, despite being a numbered card, the world title would not be at stake, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal weighed 77.3 kg. The duel takes place in the welterweight division.
The Brazilian pair will be in the co-main event. Rafael dos Anjos scored 72.5 kg on the scale – since the match will be at married weight. The brand was similar to that of fellow countryman Renato Moicano. The duel captured almost four days ago, after the Kazakh Rafael Fijiev tested positive for Covid-19 and was forced to give up the fight.
Brazil will have three more representatives at UFC 272. In featherweight, Edson Barboza and Bryce Mitchell 66kg. In the welterweight category, Alex Cowboy and Kevin Holland weighed 77.1 kg. In the end, Marina Rodriguez, who wants to qualify for the belt, jumped to 52.6kg, as did Yan Xiaonan.
It is worth noting that in fights that do not fit a belt, athletes can use endurance of up to one pound (454 grams).
Las Vegas, United States
Saturday, 5 March 2022
Main card (0h, Brasilia time):
Welterweight: Colby Covington (77.3kg) vs Jorge Masvidal (77.3kg)
Married weight (72.6 kg): Rafael dos Anjos (72.5 kg) x Renato Moicano (72.5 kg)
Featherweight: Edson Barboza (66kg) vs. Bryce Mitchell (66kg)
Welterweight: Kevin Holland (77.1kg) vs. Alex Cowboy (77.1kg)
Heavyweight: Sergei Spivak (110.4kg) vs. Greg Hardy (120.7kg)
Starting card (8 pm, Brasilia time):
Lightweight: Jalyn Turner (70.5kg) vs Jamie Mularchy (70.5kg)
Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez (52.6kg) x Yan Xiaonan (52.6kg)
Light Heavyweight: Nikolay Negumeranu (93.2kg) vs. Kennedy Nechukwu (93.4kg)
Flyweight: Marina Moroz (56.9kg) x Maria Agapova (56.9kg)
Featherweight: Brian Kelleher (65.7kg) vs Omar Nurmagomedo (66.2kg)
Flyweight: Tim Elliott (57.1kg) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (56.9kg)
Lightweight: Devonte Smith (70.7kg) x Ludovit Klein (70.7kg)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacobi (93.4kg) vs. Michal Oleksijuk (93.2kg)