Ankalaev vs Walker rematch on weight at UFC Vegas 84, one fighter misses

UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs Walker 2

UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs Walker 2 airs live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 13. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official for their respective bouts.

In the main event, No. 3-ranked light heavyweight contender Magomed Ankalaev (18-1-1, 1NC) faces No. 7 Johnny Walker (21-7, 1 NC) square off in a rematch. Both fighters made the required 206-pound non-title limit. Ankalaev weighed-in at 204.5 lbs. Walker showed 205.5 lbs. The bout is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event, No. 5-ranked flyweight contender Matheus Nicolau (19-4-1) takes on No. 6 Manel Kape (19-6) in a rematch. Nicolau came-in at 126 lbs. Kape missed weight by 3.5 lbs, showing 129.5 lbs. The latter forfeites 25 percent of his purse and the bout proceeds at a catchweight.

Get UFC Vegas 84: Ankalaev vs Walker 2 full fight card and weights below.

UFC Vegas 84 fight card

Main card

  • Magomed Ankalaev (204.5) vs. Johnny Walker (205.5), light heavyweight
  • Matheus Nicolau (126) vs. Manel Kape (129.5)*, flyweight
  • Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Gabriel Benitez (155), lightweight
  • Ricky Simon (136) vs. Mario Bautista (135.5), bantamweight
  • Phil Hawes (185) vs. Brunno Ferreira (185), middleweight

Preliminary card

  • Andrei Arlovski (247) vs. Waldo Cortes-Acosta (261.5), heavyweight
  • Matthew Semelsberger (170.5) vs. Preston Parsons (170.5), welterweight
  • Marcus McGhee (135.5) vs. Gaston Bolanos (135.5), bantamweight
  • Farid Basharat (136) vs. Taylor Lapilus (136), bantamweight
  • Westin Wilson (145.5) vs. Jean Silva (145.5), featherweight
  • Tom Nolan (155) vs. Nikolas Motta (155.5), lightweight
  • Joshua Van (125.5) vs. Felipe Bunes (125.5), flyweight

*Missed weight.

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

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