Barboza vs Chikadze preview and weigh-in results
The weigh-in results are now complete and we have your final preview of UFC Vegas 35 here.
UFC Vegas 35 takes place tomorrow night from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. After today’s weigh-ins, all fights will go as planned, and there was only one fighter who lost weight. Bantamweight Mana Martinez was four pounds above the bantamweight limit for his fight against Guido Cannetti. As a result, he will lose 30% of his purse.
UFC Vegas 35 preview
Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze
Tomorrow night, get ready for the highest level of kickboxing the UFC could muster in a featherweight fight when versatile forwards Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze collide in a fight that Chikadze has described as worthy of Mortal Kombat. Our own Doug Murray provided his detailed look at that fight as well as his prediction here.
Barboza has warned Chikadze of the dangers of standing in front of him in a kickboxing battle while Chikadze is confident that the gap between their skills will be obvious and his striking superiority will be fully displayed. These two aren’t known for their words, so let’s take a look at some of their jaw-dropping actions.
Check out this video of five of Edson Barboza’s many amazing finishes below.
Former professional kickboxer and Top-15 featherweight Giga Chikadze is still building his own reel in the UFC. Here’s a look at some of his wonderful crafts so far.
Ahead of tomorrow’s battle, the two met face to face after the weigh-ins. You can see their face to face below.
The Ultimate Fighter’s Finale
Tomorrow night we will find out who will be the winners of The return of the Ultimate Fighter. In the middleweight, Bryan Battle (5-1) will face Gilbert Urbina (6-1). You can learn more about these fighters by listening to Battle’s pre-fight media melee. here and that of Gilbert Urbina here. Below you can see these two middleweight finalists face to face:
Additionally, Ricky Turcios (11-2) and Brady Hiestand (5-1) will collide to determine this season’s winner of the bantamweight tournament. You can learn more about Turcios by listening to the man himself here and you can do the same for Brady Hiestand here. You can also check out the face-to-face of these two finalists below.
Motown Phenom gives welterweight another try
After losing his welterweight debut to Rafael dos Anjos two years ago, Kevin Lee will face Daniel Rodriguez on the main card. Lee had a lot to say on a wide range of topics leading up to tomorrow’s event.
One of the topics Lee touched on was his disappointment at Mike Perry’s rejection of his challenge. On the bright side, Lee will face the last man to defeat Mike Perry as Daniel Rodriguez. “D-Rod” will bring with him an impressive 15-2 record and allegedly over 200 street fights to his name that Lee is well aware of. The Competitor series alum currently has a 5-1 record in the UFC and will be a tough test for Lee’s welterweight return.
You can check out the face-to-face between these two below.
Other UFC Vegas 35 Scenarios
Also showing tomorrow night, Andre Petroski (5-1) and Micheal Gillmore (6-3) will both have the opportunity to make their UFC debuts with a main card audience. We’ll also see Floyd Mayweather’s Money team member Makhmud Muradov return to action and try to extend his 14-game winning streak when he takes on UFC veteran Gerald Meerschaert.
Two notable wall-backed fighters competing on the preliminary card are longtime UFC veterinarian Sam Aley and knockout artist Abdul Razak Alhassan. Alvey is winless in his last six fights before his fight against Wellington Turman, and Alhassan, 36, has lost three consecutive fights before facing UFC vet Alessio Di Chirico tomorrow.
UFC Vegas 35 weigh-in results and viewing information
You can view the full weigh-in results and check out the info for UFC Vegas 35 below, courtesy of UFC.com.
UFC VEGAS 35 MAIN CARD (ESPN / ESPN + / ESPN Deportes, 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT)
Main event – Featherweight fight: Edson Barboza (145) vs. Giga Chikadze (145.5)
Main co-event – TUF Middleweight Final: Bryan Battle (185.5) vs. Gilbert Urbina (186)
TUF bantamweight final: Ricky Turcios (135) vs. Brady Hiestand (135.5)
Welterweight bout: Kevin Lee (170.5) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (171)
Middleweight fight: Andre Petroski (185.5) vs. Micheal Gillmore (184)
Middleweight fight: Makhmud Muradov (184.5) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185)
UFC VEGAS PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN +, 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT)
Middleweight fight: Alessio Di Chirico (185.5) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (185.5)
Middleweight fight: Sam Alvey (185.5) vs. Wellington Turman (185.5)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby (203.5) vs. Darren Stewart (204.5)
Flyweight women fight: JJ Aldrich (125) against Vanessa Demopoulos (125.5)
Featherweight fight: Jamall Emmers (145.5) vs. Pat Sabatini (145.5)
Bantamweight fight: Mana Martinez (140) ** vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5) – Martinez ran out of weight by 4 lbs, fined 30% from his purse.
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