Makhachev vs Poirier on weight for 155 lbs title at UFC 302, 1 fighter over by 4 lbs

UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier weigh-in live show

UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier airs live on pay-per-view from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Saturday, June 1. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official for their respective bouts.

In the main event, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1) makes the third defense of his title against Dustin Poirier (30-8, 1 NC) of Lafayette, Louisiana. The latter makes his third attempt to become champion. To be eligible for the belt, the fighters must make the required 155 lbs championship limit.

Both fighters successfully made weight. Islam Makhachev weighed in at 155 lbs. Dustin Poirier showed the same. The bout is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Sean Strickland (28-6) of Anaheim, California faces former title challenger Paulo Costa (14-3) of Brazil. The non-championship limit is 186 lbs. Both fighters also made the required limit, tipping the scales at 185 lbs. The contest is scheduled for five rounds.

Andre Lima came in at 130 lbs missing the non-title flyweight limit by 4 pounds. His opponent Mitch Raposo was 125 lbs. Lima forfeits 30% of his purse, and the preliminary card bout proceeds at catchweight.

All other fighters battling it out on the night were on point.

Get UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier full fight card and weights below.

UFC 302 fight card

Main card

  • Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155), lightweight – Makhachev’s UFC lightweight title
  • Sean Strickland (185) vs. Paulo Costa (185), middleweight
  • Kevin Holland (185) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (185), middleweight
  • Niko Price (170) vs. Alex Morono (170), welterweight
  • Randy Brown (170) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170), welterweight

Preliminary card

  • Cesar Almeida (185) vs. Roman Kopylov (185), middleweight
  • Jailton Almeida (241) vs. Alexander Romanov (265), heavyweight
  • Grant Dawson (155) vs. Joe Solecki (155), lightweight
  • Philip Rowe (171) vs. Jake Matthews (170), welterweight

Early prelims

  • Mickey Gall (170) vs. Bassil Hafez (170), welterweight
  • Ailin Perez (135) vs. Joselyne Edwards (136), women’s bantamweight
  • Mitch Raposo (125) vs. Andre Lima (130), flyweight*

*Lima missed weight by 4 pounds

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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