UFC Vegas 61 Mackenzie Dern

UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in results – Dern vs. Xiaonan

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold weigh-ins today for Saturday’s UFC Vegas 61 fight card.

The weigh-ins take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and begins at noon ET. The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which streams on ESPN+.

In the main event, two rising strawweights will look to climb up the rankings towards a title shot as Mackenzie Dern meets Yan Xiaonan at 115-pounds.

Dern (12-2) is the No. 5 ranked women’s strawweight in the UFC. The 29-year-old American joined the UFC in 2018 and since then she has racked up an impressive record of 7-2 inside the Octagon. In her last fight, Dern was able to win a split decision over Tecia Torres for one of the biggest wins of her career to date. She was able to bounce back from a decision loss to Marina Rodriguez with the win over Dern, and now she will look to build on a winning streak and get back into title contention in a division where there are lots of contenders. Dern has won five of her last six fights overall and if she is able to get past Xiaonan in this spot, she should be in line to fight someone in the top three at 115lbs.

Xiaonan (15-3, 1 NC) is the No. 6 ranked women’s strawweight. The 33-year-old China native joined the UFC in 2017 and won her first six fights in a row before dropping her last two bouts to Carla Esparza, the current champ, and the aforementioned Rodriguez. In fact, many media members and fans thought Xiaonan did enough to edge out Rodriguez, but the judges did not give her the split decision nod. She will now look to get back into the win column when she takes on the talented Dern.

A strawweight bout between Jessica Penne and Tabatha Ricci is off the card after Penne fell ill according to UFC officials.

UFC Vegas 61 weigh-in results below:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)

Mackenzie Dern (115.5) vs. Yan Xiaonan (115.5)
Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (170)
Raoni Barcelos (135.5) vs. Trevin Jones (135)
Don Shainis (146) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (145.5)
John Castaneda (139.5) vs. Daniel Santos (138.5) – 140 lb catchweight bout
Viacheslav Borshchev (155.5) vs. Mike Davis (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)

Ilir Latifi (253) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (254)
Jessica Penne () vs. Tabatha Ricci () – FIGHT CANCELLED – PENNE ILL
Jesse Ronson (155.5) vs. Joaquim Silva (155)
Brendan Allen (186) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185.5)
Maxim Grishin (205.5) vs. Philipe Lins (205.5)
Chelsea Chandler (140) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (139.5) – 140 lb catchweight bout
Guido Cannetti (135.5) vs. Randy Costa (135)

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