Houston — All the fighters set to compete on tomorrow nights UFC 271 card officially weighed in on Friday morning, resulting in one fighter setting the new record for the largest weight miss in UFC light heavyweight history.
UFC 271 will feature a middleweight title rematch between current champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker. In the co main event, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa are set to collide in a fight that fans are not expecting to go the distance.
Adesanya and Whittaker both weighed in at an even 184 pounds for their rematch on Saturday.
William Knight weighed in at 218 pounds, 12 pounds over the weight limit, for his light heavyweight bout against Maxim Grishin. The fight will now take place at heavyweight and Knight will forfeit 40 percent of his purse to his opponent as penalty.
The flyweight bout between Alex Perez and Matt Schnell has been called off after Perez weighed in two pounds over the flyweight limit and Schnell declined the fight. This is the second consecutive time that this bout has been canceled due to Perez missing weight.
Main Card (7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ pay-per-view)
Israel Adesanya (184) vs. Robert Whittaker (184)
Derrick Lewis (266) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265)
Derek Brunson (185.5) vs. Jared Cannonier (185)
Kyler Phillips (136) vs. Marcelo Rojo (136)
Nasrat Haqparast (156) vs. Bobby Green (155.5)
Preliminary Card (5 p.m. PT on ESPN/ESPN+)
Andrei Arlovski (246) vs. Jared Vanderaa (265)
Roxanne Modafferi (126) vs. Casey O’Neill (125.5)
Alex Perez (128)* vs. Matt Schnell (126) – Fight called off
William Knight (218)* vs. Maxim Grishin (206)
Early Prelims (3 p.m. PT on ESPN+)
Mana Martinez (136) vs. Ronnie Lawrence (136)
Alexander Hernandez (156) vs. Renato Moicano (156)
Carlos Ulberg (204) vs. Fabio Cherant (206)
AJ Dobson (185) vs. Jacob Malkoun (186)
Douglas Silva de Andrade (136) vs. Sergey Morozov (135)
Jeremiah Wells (170.5) vs. Mike Mathetha (170)
*Perez weighed in two pounds over the flyweight limit for his bout against Matt Schnell. As a result, the bout has been called off due to Schnell not accepting the fight.
*Knight weighed in 12 pounds over the light heavyweight limit for his bout against Maxim Grishin. As a result, the bout will now take place at heavyweight and Knight will forfeit 40 percent of his purse to his opponent as penalty.