The UFC will likely be heart stage this weekend at New York’s famed Madison Sq. Backyard. Beneath these brilliant lights, the Octagon will play host to 2 title fights — with Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira and Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili.
Along with these crucial contests, there’s some enjoyable stuff scheduled round the remainder of the cardboard. Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler ought to serve up loads of violence on the pay-per-view. The prelims have Erin Blanchfield, who may make some noise at flyweight, taking up the at all times enjoyable Molly McCann. And the early prelims have the undefeated Ottman ‘don’t ask me what’s in my mum’s purse’ Azaitar preventing Matt Frevola.
However in fact, earlier than any of those fights can occur, all of the rivals should step upon the dreaded scale. With two title fights, 4 fighters will must be additional cautious (and ship pleasing prayers to the MMA gods) to stop the cardboard from any final minute shuffles.
You’ll be able to watch to see what occurs on these scales reside, proper right here! Test the stream under—courtesy of our pals at MMA Preventing. It goes reside at 9 a.m. ET.
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira Official Weigh-Ins LIVE Stream | MMA Preventing
Important card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV):
UFC middleweight championship: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira
UFC strawweight championship: Carla Esparza (c) vs. Zhang Weili
Ligthweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
Bantamweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez
Light-weight: Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
Prelims (8 p.m. ET on ESPNN/ESPN+)
Light-weight: Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano
Mild heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann
Middleweight: Andre Petrovski vs. Wellington Turman
Early prelims (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
Light-weight: Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez
Featherweight: Mike Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo
Bantamweight: Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson
Mild heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu