UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-in results: A close shave for Brian Ortega as all 22 fighters make weight
ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live as the fighters took to the scale at the official UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-ins at Yas Island.
Both main event fighters made weight for their featherweight non-title matchup, with both Brian Ortega (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Chan Sung Jung (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) hitting the 146-pound non-title limit, though the former arrived looking markedly different, having shaved his head prior to stepping on the scale.
The two co-main event fighters also hit weight without issue, as flyweight contenders Jessica Andrade (20-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and Katlyn Chookagian (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) both hit 126 pounds, while rising light heavyweight prospects Modestas Bukauskas (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Jimmy Crute (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) both looked comfortable on the scale as they both weighed in at 206 pounds.
Former two-division KSW champion Mateusz Gamrot (17-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) also negotiated his first UFC weigh-in without fuss, and he roared his approval as the commissioner confirmed he was on weight at 156 pounds and ready for his featured preliminary card bout with Guram Kutateladze (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who tipped the scale at the same weight.
The full UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)Brian Ortega (146) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146) Jessica Andrade (126) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (126) Modestas Bukauskas (206) vs. Jimmy Crute (206) James Krause (171) vs. Claudio Silva (171) Thomas Almeida (146) vs. Jonathan Martinez (146)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs. Guram Kutateladze (156) Poliana Botelho (125) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.5) Jun Yong Park (185) vs. John Phillips (186) Jamie Mullarkey (156) vs. Fares Ziam (156) Gadzhimurad Antigulov (206) vs. Maxim Grishin (205.5) Said Nurmagomedov (136) vs. Mark Striegl (136)