The atmosphere inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas crackled with excitement as fighters gathered for the official weigh-ins preceding UFC Fight Night 229. WrestlingNews365 had a front-row seat, documenting every moment of the intense session that saw all 22 fighters accomplish the seemingly impossible – making weight in a jaw-dropping 72 minutes.
The spotlight belonged to the main event fighters, Grant Dawson and Bobby Green, who were set to engage in a highly-anticipated lightweight showdown. As the pair stepped onto the scale, the crowd held its collective breath. Both fighters, displaying nerves of steel, weighed in at a perfect 156 pounds each, setting the stage for what promises to be an adrenaline-pumping main event that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.
In the co-main event, the middleweights took center stage. Abdul Razak Alhassan, a fighter known for his devastating knockout power, stepped on the scale at 184.5 pounds, while his opponent, Joe Pyfer, weighed in at an equally intense 185 pounds. The electric energy in the room hinted at the explosive battle these two warriors are poised to deliver inside the octagon.
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However, the weigh-ins weren’t just about the numbers on the scale; they were also about the staredowns that sent shivers dwn the spines of those in attendance. In a welterweight showdown, Joaquin Buckley and Alex Morono locked eyes in a dramatic staredown, both fighters hitting their marks at 170 and 170.5 pounds, respectively. The tension in the air was palpable, setting the stage for a potential Fight of the Night candidate.
The lightweight division was not to be outdone, with Drew Dober and Ricky Glenn both weighing in at 155.5 pounds. Their face-off was filled with intensity and determination, foreshadowing a clash that promises fireworks.
The featherweights, Bill Algeo and Alexander Hernandez, showcased their commitment to the sport by hitting the mark at 146 and 145.5 pounds, respectively. As they faced off, it was evident that neither fighter was willing to back down, making their bout a must-watch.
Turning to the preliminary card, the intensity continued as Ion Cutelaba tipped the scales at 205.5 pounds for his light heavyweight showdown against Philipe Lins, whose weight remained undisclosed at the time of the weigh-in. The mysterious circumstances surrounding Lins’ weight added an extra layer of intrigue to this matchup.
In a highly anticipated strawweight contest, Diana Belbita and Karolina Kowalkiewicz both successfully weighed in at 115.5 and 116 pounds, respectively. The determination in their eyes hinted at a battle for the ages in the women’s division.
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The bantamweight division also featured a captivating showdown as Nate Maness and Mateus Mendonca made weight at 126 and 125.5 pounds, respectively. Their intense face-off left no doubt that this clash could steal the show.
Strawweights Vanessa Demopoulos and Kanako Murata, both hitting 116 pounds, are ready to engage in a battle of skill and determination that promises to be a treat for fans.
In the bantamweight division, Johnny Munoz and Aori Qileng, both weighing in at 136 pounds, are set to deliver fireworks, while the flyweight bout between JJ Aldrich and Montana De La Rosa, weighing in at 125.5 and 126 pounds, respectively, adds further excitement to an already stacked card.
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With every fighter successfully making weight, the anticipation for UFC Fight Night 229 has reached a fever pitch. The stage is now set for a night of electrifying action that promises to be one for the history books. Fight fans worldwide, mark your calendars – this is an event you won’t want to miss!