UFC 275 weigh-in results: Title fights set, Manel Kape vs Rogerio Bontorin cancelled
- Champions Glover Teixeira and Valentina Shevchenko both made weight for their UFC 275 title fights, as did Chinese superstar Zhang Weili
- A main card flyweight fight between Kape and Bontorin was cancelled after the latter experienced health issues related to his weight cut
UFC 275 goes down on Sunday morning in Singapore, and on Friday evening, the 22 fighters on the 11-fight card stepped onto the scale to weigh in for their imminent bouts.
The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between 42-year-old champion Glover Teixeira (33-7) of Brazil and 29-year-old finisher Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1), from the Czech Republic.
“I’m always ready for war,” Teixeira said after making weight in Singapore. “Tomorrow’s going to be war in the Octagon, and I’m ready. You’re not going to take my belt.”
Co-headlining honours for the event will go to a women’s flyweight title fight between dominating champion Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) of Kyrgyzstan, on the hunt for her seventh title defence, and Brazilian knockout puncher Taila Santos (19-1).
“I feel very strong, very confident,” Shevchenko said after stepping off the scale. “Let’s do this.”
Earlier on the main card, China’s Zhang Weili (21-3) will take on fellow former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4) in a rematch of the pair’s 2020 classic, which Zhang won by decision. The winner of the bout has been promised a crack at reigning strawweight champion Carla Esparza.
Other highlights of the UFC 275 line-up include an appearances from Hong Kong’s Ramona Pascual, who will take on Jocelyn Edwards at featherweight, as well as Chinese prospects Maheshate and Na Liang.
Unfortunately, a main card flyweight fight between Manel Kape and Rogerio Bontorin was cancelled at the last minute when Bontorin failed to weigh in after experiencing health issues. The fight’s cancellation was first reported by MMA Fighting.
See the complete UFC 275 weigh-in results below:
Glover Teixeira (205lbs) vs. Jiri Prochazka (205lbs)
Valentina Shevchenko (124.5lbs) vs. Taila Santos (125lbs)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (116lbs) vs. Zhang Weili (116) lbs)
Jack Della Maddalena (170.5lbs) vs. Ramazan Emeev (171lbs)
Andre Fialho (170.5lbs) vs. Jake Matthews (170.5lbs)
Brendan Allen (186lbs) vs. Jacob Malkoun (186lbs)
Joshua Culibao (146lbs) vs. Choi Seung-woo (146lbs)
Maheshate (155.5lbs) vs. Steve Garcia (155.5lbs)
Early Preliminary Card
Kang Kyung-ho (136lbs) vs. Danaa Batgerel (135lbs)
Na Liang (116lbs) vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez (116lbs)
Ramona Pascual (145lbs) vs. Joselyne Edwards (145lbs)