SALT LAKE CITY – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC 278 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT).
The early weigh-ins take place at the UFC host hotel in Salt Lake City and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 6 p.m. ET at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on ABC/ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Among those weighing in are welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (20-1 MMA, 15-0 UFC) and challenger Leon Edwards (19-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC), who meet in the main event rematch, and former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), who returns after a layoff of more than three years to take on Paulo Costa (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). In addition, former featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo (31-7 MMA, 13-6 UFC) meets Merab Dvalishvili (14-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at bantamweight.
The full UFC 278 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Leon Edwards (170) – for welterweight title
Paulo Costa (185.5) vs. Luke Rockhold (185.5)
Jose Aldo () vs. Merab Dvalishvili (136)
Lucie Pudilova (135.5) vs. Wu Yanan (136)
Harry Hunsucker (204.5) vs. Tyson Pedro (205.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ABC/ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Alexandr Romanov (239.5) vs. Marcin Tybura (252.5)
Jared Gordon (155.5) vs. Leonardo Santos ()
Luis Saldana (145.5) vs. Sean Woodson (146)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
A.J. Fletcher (170.5) vs. Ange Loosa (170.5)
Amir Albazi (126) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (125.5)
Aori Qileng (136) vs. Jay Perrin (136)
Victor Altamirano (125) vs. Daniel Da Silva (126)