01 Jan UFC Vegas 9 weigh-in results: Alistair Overeem, Augusto Sakai official for heavyweight main event
Alistair Overeem is ready for his 66th professional MMA bout.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 9, “The Reem” tipped the scales at 252.5 pounds for Saturday’s heavyweight main event opposite Augusto Sakai, who came in at 261.5 pounds.
All 18 fighters competing on Saturday successfully made weight, including co-main event light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux (205.5) and Alonzo Menifield (204).
One additional fighter weighed in on Friday, featherweight Ray Rodriguez. A participant on the Contender Series in August 2019, Rodriguez made weight at 145 pounds as a potential replacement for the Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Natividad fight. MMA Fighting learned that Natividad had a false positive test for COVID-19 and later received a negative result when tested again Thursday. As of now, the plan is still for Natividad and Kelleher to compete Saturday.
UFC Vegas 9 weigh-in video
Check out UFC Vegas 9 weigh-in results below.
Main Card (ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Alistair Overeem (252.5) vs. Augusto Sakai (261.5)
Ovince Saint Preux (205.5) vs. Alonzo Menifield (204)
Michel Pereira (170.5) vs. Zelim Imadaev (171)
Brian Kelleher (146) vs. Kevin Natividad (144.5)
Thiago Moises (155.5) vs. Jalin Turner (155)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)
Andre Muniz (185.5) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (184.5)
Viviane Araujo (126) vs. Montana De La Rosa (125.5)
Alexander Romanov (259) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (260.5)
Cole Smith (135) vs. Hunter Azure (135.5)
Featherweight Ray Rodriguez also successfully weighed in at 145 pounds as a potential replacement for the Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Natividad fight.