UFC Vegas 24 Weigh Ins- One Fight Cancelled as Zarah Fairn Misses Weight by 8 Pounds

Published 04/17/2021, 1:37 AM EDT


UFC Vegas 24 takes place this weekend with a behemoth of a middleweight clash headlining the event. ‘The Reaper’ Robert Whittaker puts his two-fight win streak on the line against perennial top contender Kelvin Gastelum. The winner of the fight will most likely rematch champion Israel Adesanya for UFC gold next. 

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Here are the results of the weigh-in for UFC Vegas 24

Main card 

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Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (185)

Drakkar Klose (156) vs. Jeremy Stephens (156)

Andrei Arlovski (250.5) vs. Chase Sherman (251)

Abdul Razak Alhassan (185,5) vs. Jacob Malkoun (185.5)

Alexander Munoz (155.5) vs. Luis Pena (155)

Preliminary card 

Tracy Cortez (126.5)* vs. Justine Kish (125.5)

Juan Espino (257) vs. Alexandr Romanov (264)

Lupita Godinez (116) vs. Jessica Penne (116)

Bartosz Fabinski (184.5) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185.5)

Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Dakota Bush (155.5)

Zarah Fairn (147)^ vs. Josiane Nunes (136)

Anthony Birchak (135.5) vs. Tony Gravely (135.5)

Tracy Cortez missed weight by 0.5 pounds coming in at 126.5 pounds. She was fined 20% of her purse for the same. Zarah Fairn weighed in at a staggering 8-pounds over her division limit. Hence, the commission canceled the bout against Josiane Nunes.

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UFC Vegas 24 will have massive implications on the title picture at 185-pounds 

After his recent bout and unsuccessful attempt at capturing a title in another weight class, Israel Adesanya will return to defend his middleweight belt. Both Kelvin Gastelum and Robert Whittaker have fought ‘The Last Stylebender’ and have come up short. Hence, they will aim to secure a rematch with a good display tomorrow. 

Both Gastelum and Whittaker are primarily known for their striking. In this bout, ‘The Reaper’ will have a two-inch reach advantage over his adversary. Gastelum used his wrestling and grappling skills effectively against Heinisch to secure a win, and might look at doing the same against the former champion.

However, with a takedown defense of 84%, it might be difficult to get ‘The Reaper’ off his feet. If Gastelum is forced to keep the fight standing, he will most likely fall short against a superior striker in Robert Whittaker.

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