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UFC 244 Weigh-In Results: The Rock in Attendance With BMF Belt (Video)

November 2, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The UFC held the weigh-ins yesterday for today’s UFC 244 event. Headlining fighters Jorge Masvidal (169.6 pounds) and Nate Diaz (170.4 pounds) were both on weight and are ready to go for tonight’s fight card in Madison Square Garden.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was also present at the weigh-ins today for the final face-offs between Diaz and Masival. The Rock is slated to present the unofficial BMF title to the winner of the fight and was seen holding the title belt that was made for the fight at the weigh-ins.

Additionally, Jennifer Maia failed to make weight for her scheduled flyweight bout against Katlyn Chookagian. Maia will now have to forfeit 25 percent of her purse, and the fight will move forward as planned.

While Kelvin Gastelum (184 pounds) and Darren Till (186 pounds) both made weight for their scheduled middleweight co-main event fight, there appears to be some controversy over Gastelum’s weigh-in. Gastelum’s coach, Rafael Cordeiro, was standing next to Gastelum during his weigh-in, and it appears Gastelum was touching or making contact with Cordeiro when he hit the scale. According to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, the New York State Athletic Commission will be seeking disciplinary action against Gastelum for this rule violation.

You can check out the full weigh-ins video and some highlight clips below. UFC 244 will be held later today at MSG in New York City, New York. The main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view on ESPN+. Prelims will be shown on ESPN2 and UFC Fight Pass.

ESPN+ Main Card

Main Event BMF Fight: Jorge Masvidal (169.6) vs Nate Diaz (170.4)
Co-Main Event: Kelvin Gastelum (184) vs Darren Till (186)
Stephen Thompson (170.4) vs Vicente Luque (170.2)
Derrick Lewis (265) vs Blagoy Ivanov (257.4)
Kevin Lee (155.6) vs Gregor Gillespie (155.4)

ESPN2 Prelims

Corey Anderson (204.6) vs Johnny Walker (204.8)
Shane Burgos (145.8) vs Makwan Amirkkhani (145.4)
Brad Tavares (184.6) vs Edmen Shahbazyan (185)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (246.2)

UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Katlyn Chookagian (125.4) vs Jennifer Maia (127.2)*
Lyman Good (169.6) vs Chance Recountre (170.8)
Julio Arce (145.4) vs Hakeem Dawodu (145.8)

* Jennifer Maia missed weight and will forfeit 25 percent of her purse. The bout will proceed as scheduled