Check out the weigh-in results for UFC 290, featuring Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez and Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja. Find out who made weight and who missed, and get all the details for the upcoming event.
| Main Event | Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. Interim Champ Yair Rodriguez |
| Co-Feature | Flyweight Titleholder Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja |
| Missed Weight | Jalin Turner for his lightweight bout against Dan Hooker |
MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC 290 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one fighter hit their marks for Saturday’s event. In the main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski takes on interim champ Yair Rodriguez in a title unification bout.
Featherweight Title Unification Fight
The highly anticipated main event of UFC 290 features Alexander Volkanovski defending his featherweight title against Yair Rodriguez, the interim champion. Both fighters successfully made weight, with Volkanovski weighing in at 144.5 pounds and Rodriguez at 145 pounds.
Flyweight Title Defense
Brandon Moreno, the current flyweight titleholder, will be making his first defense of his second title reign against Alexandre Pantoja. Both fighters weighed in at 125 pounds, making their fight official.
Jalin Turner missed weight for his lightweight bout against Dan Hooker on the main card. Turner weighed in at 158 pounds and will be fined a percentage of his purse.
The UFC 290 weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena. The event will be held at the same venue, with the main card on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+.
Full UFC 290 Weigh-in Results
|Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)|
|Champ Alexander Volkanovski (144.5) vs. interim champ Yair Rodriguez (145) – featherweight title unification fight|
|Champ Brandon Moreno (125) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125) – for flyweight title|
|Dricus Du Plessis (186) vs. Robert Whittaker (185.5)|
|Dan Hooker (155.5) vs. Jalin Turner (158)*|
|Bo Nickal (186) vs. Val Woodburn (185.5)|
The UFC 290 weigh-ins showcased the fighters’ determination and commitment to their respective weight classes. With the main event featuring a highly anticipated title unification bout and the flyweight title defense, fans can expect an action-packed event. Stay tuned for more updates and coverage on UFC 290.