The primary occasion for the UFC’s halfway level throughout its second stint on Struggle Island is about after Marlon Moraes and Cory Sandhagen made weight for his or her UFC Struggle Island 5 bout.
Moraes is just one struggle faraway from his try and take the UFC bantamweight belt from Henry Cejudo. Sandhagen is recent off of a loss to Aljamain Sterling.
Petr Yan now holds the UFC bantamweight belt. He turned champion by defeating Jose Aldo for the title after Cejudo retired, vacating the belt.
With Yan now champion and anticipated to defend in opposition to Sterling, Moraes and Sandhagen are every on the lookout for a giant win to stay within the combine for a shot on the belt.
Moraes and Sandhagen every hit the higher restrict for his or her bantamweight primary occasion at 136 kilos.
The UFC Struggle Island 5 co-main occasion options Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani.
Barboza is a fan favourite, however has misplaced 5 of his final six bouts, together with his featherweight debut in his final outing. He simply made weight at 145.5 kilos, as he searches for his first featherweight victory.
His opponent, Makwan Amirkhani is 6-2 below the UFC banner, however faces his hardest take a look at up to now in Barboza after weighing 146 for Saturday’s bout.
All UFC Struggle Island 5 fighters made weight.
UFC Struggle Island 5: Moraes vs. Sandhagen weigh-in outcomes
UFC Struggle Island 5 Principal Card (8pm ET on ESPN+)
Principal Occasion: Marlon Moraes (136) vs Cory Sandhagen (136)
Co-Principal Occasion: Edson Barboza (145.5) vs Makwan Amirkhani (146)
Ben Rothwell (265) vs Marcin Tybura (263)
Markus Perez (186) vs Dricus Du Plessis (186)
Tom Aspinall (252) vs Alan Baudot (254)
Youssef Zalal (146) vs Ilia Topuria (146)
UFC Struggle Island 5 Prelims (5pm ET on ESPN+)
Tom Breese (186) vs KB Bhullar (186)
Chris Daukaus (227) vs Rodrigo Nascimento (265)
Impa Kasanganay (185.5) vs Joaquin Buckley (185.5)
Ali AlQaisi (136) vs Tony Kelley (136)
Giga Chikadze (146) vs Omar Morales (145.5)
Tracy Cortez (136) vs Stephanie Egger (135.5)
Bruno Silva (125.5) vs Tagir Ulanbekov (126)
UFC Struggle Island 5 weigh-in video: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
UFC Struggle Island 5 weigh-in video: Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani
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