Alex Poatan and Jiri Prochazka make weight and confirm title fight at UFC 303

Protagonists of a rematch for the light heavyweight title, Poatan and Prochazka weighed the same 92,7 kg

Poatan Prochazka UFC 303 Weigh-In

Alex Poatán e Jiri Prochazka weighing for the UFC 303 (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

Everything ready for the awaited UFC 303. In the early afternoon of this Friday (28), the 26 athletes scheduled for this Saturday's event (29) won, with the exception of the Brazilian Jean Silva, the challenge against the scales at the official weigh-in and confirmed the 13 fights on the card headlined by the light heavyweight belt dispute (up to 93 kg) between Alex Poatán e Jiri Prochazka.

main star of UFC 303, Alex Poatán He went to the scales about half an hour after the start of the official weigh-in and weighed in without any major problems. The champion weighed 92,7 kg, 300 g below the category limit.

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If Poatan's weigh-in was peaceful, Prochazka's was surrounded by suspension. The former champion stepped onto the scale with less than half an hour remaining before the weigh-in window ended and weighed the same 92,7 kg as Poatan.

Co-main fight between Diego Lopes and Brian Ortega changes category

Before the start of the official weigh-in, a UFC representative announced that the co-main fight of the UFC 303Inter Brian ortega e Diego lopes will be held at lightweight (up to 70,3 kg) and no longer at featherweight (up to 65,7 kg).

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According to information from journalist Ariel Helwani, the American's team had called the Brazilian's team in the early hours of Friday morning informing that Ortega was weighing around 68,4 kg and would no longer be able to cut weight. With the risk of cancellation, Diego lopes would have accepted the proposal.

Both Diego and Ortega had no problem hitting the exact 70,3 kg of the new category.

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Brazilian fails on the scale

Among the 26 athletes selected for the UFC 303, only one failed the scale. Scheduled to face the North American Charles Jourdain in the featherweight division, the Santa Catarina native Jean Silva He weighed 66,9 kg, around 700 g above the category limit, already within the pound tolerance allowed for non-belt fights.

The fight was kept at the event, but Jean Silva 20% of the scholarship will be allocated to Charles Jourdain.

UFC 303 weigh-in results

MAIN CARD (23 p.m. Brasília time)

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Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán (92,7 kg) x Jiri Prochazka (92,7 kg) – title fight

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Brian ortega (70,3 kg) x Diego lopes (70,3 kg)

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Anthony Smith (93,4 kg) x Roman Dolidze (93 kg)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Mayra Sheetara (61,6 kg) x Macy chiasson (61,4 kg)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Ian Machado Garry (77,1 kg) x Michael Page (77,5 kg)

PRELIMINARY CARD (19 p.m. Brasília time)

Average weight (up to 83,9 kg): joe pyfer (84,1 kg) x Marc-Andre Barriault (83,9 kg)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Cub swanson (66,2 kg) x André Fili (65,9 kg)

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Charles Jourdain (66,2 kg) x Jean Silva (66,9 kg)*

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Payton Talbott (61,4 kg) x Yanis Ghemmouri (61,6 kg)

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Michelle Waterson (52,1 kg) x Gillian robertson (52,6 kg)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Andrei Arlovski (111 kg) x Martin Buday (119,9 kg)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): King Tsuruya (56,9 kg) x Carlos Hernandez (56,7 kg)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Ricky simon (61,6 kg) x Vinicius LokDog (61,6 kg)

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