UFC 246 weigh-in video: Conor McGregor and Cowboy Cerrone officially make weight




  • In Sports
  • 2020-01-17 18:01:24Z
  • By MMA Weekly

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

The UFC 246 fight card is set following Friday's official early weigh-in from Las Vegas.

Main eventers Conor McGregor and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone have been fighting at lightweight most recently, so they weren't expected to have any issues making weight for their five-round welterweight main event and neither fighter did.

Cerrone weighed in right away, hitting the mark at 170 pounds, while McGregor waited until about 40 minutes into the proceedings. He also weighed 170 pounds on the nose.

McGregor has been out of the Octagon for more than a year. He hasn't, however, been out of the public eye, having been involved in a few out of the cage conflicts that landed him in legal hot water.

He's hoping to shift the public perception of him back onto his fighting when he faces Cerrone at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.

McGregor last set foot in the cage in a losing effort against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Having spent the entirety of 2019 on the sidelines, he intends for this bout with Cerrone to be the start of his 2020 season, in which he intends to fight at least three times.

Like McGregor, Cerrone is coming off of a loss in his last fight, actually his last two bouts ended in defeat, and looks to use McGregor's star power as an assist to make a quick rebound into the upper echelon.

TRENDING > UFC 246 McGregor vs. Cowboy weigh-in results

The UFC 246 fight card is topped by former dual-division champion Conor McGregor's return to the Octagon after more than a year on the sidelines. He squares off with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in a five-round welterweight headliner.

Tune in to MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy Live Results on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Conor McGregor agrees to be Diego Sanchez
Conor McGregor agrees to be Diego Sanchez's final UFC fight

It's not all that likely to happen, but Conor McGregor on Friday tweeted his agreement to be the final fight of Diego Sanchez's UFC career.Sanchez has four fights on his UFC contract. He'd like to finish out that contract strong, as he expects it to be his final deal with the UFC. The first of those four fights takes place at UFC 253 on Fight Island, where he faces Jake Matthews. The fight card is headlined by Israel Adesanya putting his middleweight belt on the line opposite Paulo Costa."My goals in these last four fights in the UFC is to finish strong, to finish healthy," Sanchez said during the UFC 253 media day. "I'm looking for legend fights. I'm not looking past Jake Matthews, but...

Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa have to be separated during UFC 253 face-off
Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa have to be separated during UFC 253 face-off

* * *While the rest of the UFC 253 weigh-in face-offs went off without a hitch, headliners Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had to be separated by security and UFC president Dana White.Adesanya puts his middleweight championship on the line opposite Costa in the UFC 253 main event, while Dominick Reyes squares off with Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones.(Video courtesy of MMA Junkie)* * *TRENDING > What makes Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa so special? Somebody's O has got to go!* * * UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa full weigh-in face-offs(Video courtesy of UFC)

UFC 253 weigh-in results: Championship doubleheader set, but two fighters miss weight
UFC 253 weigh-in results: Championship doubleheader set, but two fighters miss weight

The first event in the UFC's return to Fight Island is set with a championship doubleheader following Friday's UFC 253 weigh-in, although two fighters missed weight.All four championship bout competitors hit the mark.UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya weighed 184 pounds for his defense against challenger Paulo Costa, who stepped on the scale at 185 pounds.In the history of the UFC, there has only been one men's UFC title fight between undefeated fighters. That was Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 98 in 2009.Saturday's UFC 253 main event will be the second such bout, as Adesanya enters the fight at 19-0 and Costa holds a 13-0 record. But somebody's O has to go at UFC 253.The...

UFC 253 Beach Press Conference: Adesanya and Costa throw the smack down!
UFC 253 Beach Press Conference: Adesanya and Costa throw the smack down!

* * *Watch as Dana White hosts the UFC 253 pre-fight press conference on the beaches of Fight Island.UFC 253 headliners Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, Dominick Reyes, and Jan Blachowicz field questions from the media ahead of their Saturday, Sept. 26, showdowns.Adesanya puts his UFC middleweight title on the line opposite Costa, while Reyes and Blachowicz square off for the UFC light heavyweight championship recently vacated by Jon Jones.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Dana White on Dark Tone of UFC Vegas 11: 'This is the Fight Game!'* * * UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Beach Face-Offs on Fight Island(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Beach Face-Offs on Fight Island
UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Beach Face-Offs on Fight Island

* * *Ahead of their UFC 253 showdown, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa, as well as light heavyweight title challengers Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz faced off on a Fight Island beach for some intense staredowns.UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa takes place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first of a series of five weekly events that will take place during the UFC's second stint in Abu Dhabi since emerging from a near-global lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Dana White on Dark Tone of UFC Vegas 11: 'This is the Fight Game!'* * * Trending Video...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Sports