The weigh-in is complete and the stage is set for an exciting set of fights at UFC Auckland tomorrow when #6 Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis squares off against #7 Mark ‘The Super Samoan’ Hunt in a five round heavyweight battle in the main event.
Both known for their explosive punching power, Hunt and Lewis tipped the scales at 265 pounds (120kg). Given the time between the early weigh-ins on Friday night and the fight time of Sunday afternoon, both fighters could very well come into the cage weighing considerably more.
A rousing reception was given to local hometown hero Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker who moves up to lightweight for the first time in his UFC career when he takes on the experienced Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson. Both fighters weighed in at 156lb (50.7kg) and 155lb (70.3kg) respectively.
South Korean fighter Chan Mi Jeon, who came in as a late replacement for UFC newcomer Nadia Kassem, weighed in two pounds over the strawweight limit. 20% of her ‘show money’ will be given to her opponent, J.J Aldrich.
Full results from the weigh-ins below.
- Mark Hunt (265lb/120.2kg) vs. Derrick Lewis (265lb/120.2kg)
- Derek Brunson (186lb/84.3kg) vs. Daniel Kelly (186lb/84.3kg)
- Dan Hooker (156lb/70.7kg) vs. Ross Pearson (155lb/70.3kg)
- Luis Henrique da Silva (206lb/93.4kg) vs. Ion Cutelaba (204lb/92.5kg)
- Tim Elliott (126lb/57.1kg) vs. Ben Nguyen (126lb/57.1kg)
- Alexander Volkanovski (145lb/65.7kg) vs. Mizuto Hirota (146lb/66.2kg)
- Damien Brown (155lb/70.3kg) vs. Vinc Pichel (156lb/70.7kg)
- Ashkan Mokhtarian (125lb/56.6kg) vs. John Moraga (126lb/57.1kg)
- Luke Jumeau (170lb/77.1kg) vs. Dominque Steele (170.5lb/77.3kg)
- Zak Ottow (170lb/77.1kg) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (171lb/77.5kg)
Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
- JJ Aldrich (116lb/52.6kg) vs. Chan Mi Jeon* (118lb/53.5kg)
- Dong Hyun Kim (155lb/70.3kg) vs. Thibault Gouti (154lb/69.8kg)
*Chan Me Jeon came in over the Women’s Strawweight limit and was fined 20 percent of her show money, which goes to her opponent.