UFC-Norfolk official weigh-in video highlights, photos: Plenty of fireworks on tap in Virginia

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The weigh-ins are in the books for Saturday’s UFC debut in Norfolk, Va., and free TV is getting arguably one of its top cards of the year.

UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Saturday at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) tries to climb back into the title picture against perennial contender Dustin Poirier (21-5 MMA, 13-4 UFC). And in the co-feature, Matt Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) fights for what may be (or maybe not?) the final time when he meets “TUF 1” winner Diego Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC), who is returning to welterweight after a run at lightweight and featherweight.

Today, the fighters made weight for their bouts, then faced off with each other at the official weigh-ins at the host hotel in Virginia Beach. Check out the highlights from the six fights on the main card in the video above. And below, don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery from proceedings.

For more on UFC Fight Night 120, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Bellator 186 weigh-in highlights video, photos with classic apparel from Macfarlane, Davis

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The ceremonial weigh-ins for Bellator 186 are in the books, and there were some solid costumes a couple days after Halloween.

In the main event, Ryan Bader (23-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) puts his light heavyweight title on the line for the first time against challenger Linton Vassell (18-5 MMA, 7-2 BMMA). The two were cool and collected at their face-off.

But the evening’s highlights came from women’s flyweight title challenger Ilima Macfarlane (6-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), who fights Emily Ducote (6-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) for the vacant belt, and former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis (17-4-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), who takes on Leo Leite (10-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).

Macfarlane, a Hawaiian now living in San Diego, wore traditional Hawaiian garb onto the stage for a great photo op. And Davis, a Penn State wrestling product who gets to fight on his former campus, wore a Nittany Lions wrestling singlet onto the scale.

Bellator 186 takes place Friday at Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus in University Park, Pa. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Check out the highlights from the five fights on the main card above.

And for more on Bellator 186, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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UFC-Sao Paulo weigh-in photo gallery: Colby Covington keeps trolling Brazil

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SAO PAULO – Check out our photo gallery from today’s UFC Fight Night 119 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins.

The weigh-ins took place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo – the same venue that hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Unsurprisingly, co-headliner Colby Covington (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), who’s dissed Brazil and opponent Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC) throughout fight week, got a less-than-warm reception.

Check out the weigh-in photos and video above.

Additionally, for a full rundown of today’s weigh-ins, see our UFC Fight Night 119 weigh-in results post.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Per Häljestam's best photos from UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

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GDANSK, Poland – Check out the best photos from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 118 event in Poland.

MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports photographer Per Häljestam was cageside at Ergo Arena in Gdansk for the UFC Fight Pass-streamed event.

Check out his favorite images from the fight card, which saw Darren Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) score a dominant first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone (32-10 MMA, 19-7 UFC) in the welterweight headliner.

For more on UFC Fight Night 118, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC 215 weigh-in photos and video highlights: Title fight (no, not that one) is set

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EDMONTON – Check out the video highlights and photo gallery from today’s early and official UFC 215 fighter weigh-ins, where the headlining title fight was cleared.

Get the full rundown in our UFC 215 official weigh-in results post.

The early weigh-ins, which preceded the ceremonial affair, took place at the UFC host hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The UFC 215 ceremonial weigh-ins, as well as Saturday’s card, take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Among those weighing in today were women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who were recently elevated to the main event.

And for more on UFC 215, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Per Häljestam's best photos from UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam

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ROTTERDAM – Check out the best photos from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands.

MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports photographer Per Häljestam was cageside at Ahoy Rotterdam for the UFC Fight Pass-streamed event.

Check out his favorite images from the fight card, which saw Alexander Volkov (29-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) stop fellow big man Stefan Struve (28-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) via third-round TKO in the heavyweight main event.

And complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 113, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor photos: Round 1

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LAS VEGAS – “The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor finally is going down tonight.

Check out the ROUND 1 photos from USA TODAY Sports photographers Joe Camporeale, Mark J. Rebilas and Gary Vasquez in the gallery above from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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For complete coverage of “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor photos: Celebrities in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – “The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor finally is going down tonight.

Check out the photos of celebrities and big-name personalities ringside from USA TODAY Sports photographers Joe Camporeale, Mark J. Rebilas and Gary Vasquez in the gallery above from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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For complete coverage of “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 114 official weigh-ins video, photos: WEC never die!

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MEXICO CITY – With only two middleweight matchups and one welterweight contest – along with 10 other fights contested at 155 pounds or below – the UFC might have to break out the blue canvas for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 114.

UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico Arena in Mexico City. The card is headlined by flyweights Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and strawweights Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Official weigh-ins took place earlier today. Check out the video highlights in the video above. Below, don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery from the event.

There are no ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 114.

For more on UFC Fight Night 114, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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UFC on FOX 25 official weigh-ins video, photos: It's New York vs. the world

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The UFC’s latest visit to New York is set, and the UFC on FOX 25 lineup has plenty of “Empire State” talent ready to fight for the home fans on Saturday.

The card is headlined by a former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC), a Long Island native who fights only 10 minutes from his home when he meets Kelvin Gastelum (13-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC). Weidman weighed in at 186 pounds on the dot; Gastelum was 185.4.

In the co-main event, New Yorker Dennis Bermudez (16-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) takes on Darren Elkins (22-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) at featherweight. Bermudez was 145.5; Elkins was 145.6.

The main card also features New Yorkers Gian Villante (15-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Jimmie Rivera (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who meet Patrick Cummins (9-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Thomas Almeida (21-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), respectively. The event is rounded out by many other native New Yorkers fighting opponents from around the country and around the world.

UFC on FOX 25 takes place Saturday at NYCB LIVE at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the video highlights from the early official weigh-ins in the video above. Below, don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery from the event. Later today, the fighters will get face-to-face at the ceremonial weigh-ins at NYCB LIVE, and you can watch the event live on MMAjunkie.

And for more on UFC on FOX 25, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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