On Saturday, November 2, the UFC will host UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Weigh-ins were held this morning in anticipation of tomorrow night’s fight, one of the biggest mixed martial arts blockbusters of the year. In the main event, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will go to battle for inaugural “baddest mother**ker” (BMF) title.
The fight has gained worldwide attention, bringing current sitting U.S. President Donald Trump to the event, as well as actor and former professional wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will wrap the BMF title around the waist of the main event winner.
In the night’s co-main event slot, former middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum will take on former welterweight title contender Darren Till.
Former two-time welterweight title contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will look to avoid being submitted by BJJ ace Vicente Luque, while heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov will each look to land a crushing knockout blow.
Kevin Lee opens up the pay-per-view portion of the card against a man he says is his ‘most dangerous opponent to date,’ in Gregor Gillespie.
The event kicks off with three preliminary-card bouts streaming on ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET. The action then moves to ESPN 2 for the remainder of the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters hit the scales at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, for the ceremonial weigh-ins.
Complete UFC 244 weigh-in results below:
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jorge Masvidal (169.6) vs. Nate Diaz (170.4) – for BMF title
Kelvin Gastelum (184) vs. Darren Till (186)
Stephen Thompson (170.4) vs. Vicente Luque (170.2)
Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (257.4)
Kevin Lee (155.6) vs. Gregor Gillespie (155.4)
ESPN 2 Preliminary Card
Corey Anderson (204.6) vs. Johnny Walker (204.8)
Shane Burgos (145.8) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (145.4)
Brad Tavares (184.6) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (185)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Jair Rozenstruik (246.2)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Katlyn Chookagian (125.4) vs. Jennifer Maia (127.2)*
Lyman Good (169.6) vs. Chance Rencountre (170.8)
Julio Arce (145.4) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (145.8)
*Jennifer Maia missed the 126-pound limit by 1.2 pounds and will be fined 20 percent of her fight purse.