Not only is UFC 231 on Saturday night, but Top Rank on ESPN has a big tripleheader featuring a pair of championship bouts, including a unification match between Vasyl Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) and Jose Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) respectively titleholders of the WBA and WBO titles at 135 lbs. Lomachenko is considered by many to be the world’s #1 pound-for-pound boxer, but Puerto Rico’s Pedraza will look to shock the world.
The weigh-ins occurred early Friday afternoon in New York City, with no problems for either man on the scale for the main event. Also on the card is a title bout between WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) and Emanuel Navarette (25-1, 22 KOs), which should produce fireworks.
You can watch the weigh-ins for the main event in the video below. The full fight card is as follows:
ESPN (9 p.m. ET)
Vasyl Lomachenko 134.4 lbs vs. Jose Pedraza 134.2 lbs (Lomachenko’s WBA and Pedraza’s WBO Lightweight world titles – 12 Rounds)
Isaac Dogboe 120.8 lbs vs. Emanuel Navarrete 122 lbs (Dogboe’s WBO Junior Featherweight world title – 12 Rounds)
Teofimo Lopez 135 lbs vs. Mason Menard 135 lbs (Lightweight – 10 Rounds)
ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET)
Guido Vianello 236 lbs vs. Luke Lyons 239.8 lbs (Heavyweight – 6 Rounds)
Alexander Besputin 146.6 lbs vs. Juan Carlos Abreu 146.8 lbs (Welterweight – 10 Rounds)
Josue Vargas 142.6 lbs vs. John Renteria 142.8 lbs (Super Lightweight – 8 Rounds)
Michael Perez 142.4 lbs vs. Abdiel Ramirez 142.4 lbs (Super Lightweight – 8 Rounds)
Brian Ceballo 147.8 lbs vs. Daniel Calzada 147.6 lbs Swing Bout (Welterweight – 6/4 Rounds)