On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will host its 512th event on ESPN+ PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In the main event, Israel Adesanya takes on Yoel Romero in a lightweight showdown. The main card also features Weili Zhang versus Joanna J?drzejczyk in a 115 lb bout.
UFC recently held its early and official weigh-ins on Friday at the UFC host hotel for UFC 248. The weigh-ins are done the day before the event. In order to fight, fighters have to meet the weight for their weight class, with a one-pound margin of error. If the fighter does not make weight, they could get penalized, lose some of their purse money or their fight being canceled altogether.
Cutting weight largely involves getting water out of your system by sweating. This is why fighters typically look more “ripped” during the weigh-in. Once the fighter makes weight, they are not weighed again before the fight. Fighters have until the fight on Saturday night to re-hydrate and put back the weight they cut, which can be up to 20-30 lbs in extreme cases.
The fighters hit the scales on Friday. You can watch the ceremonial weigh-ins below.
Adesanya vs. Romero weigh-in video:
Here are the official UFC 248 weigh-ins results:
UFC 248 Weigh-in Results
Israel Adesanya (184.5) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Zhang Weili (115) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115)
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Li Jingliang (171)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)
Sean O’Malley (135.5) vs. Jose Quinonez (135.5)
Mark Madsen (156) vs. Austin Hubbard (154.5)
Rodolfo Vieira (186) vs. Saparbek Safarov (186)
Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs. Deron Winn (185.5)
Emily Whitmire (117.5 *missed weight) vs. Polyana Viana (116)
Jamall Emmers (145.5) vs. Giga Chikadze (146)
Danaa Batgerel (136) vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5)
The UFC 248 ceremonial weigh-ins will be at 7 p.m. ET.
UFC 248’s main card will air live on ESPN+ PPV starting at 8:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT. The prelims will stream on ESPN starting at 8:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT. Here is how you can live stream UFC Fight Night 168. You can also view who won at UFC 248.