UFC scales are no longer dominated by the men, as the likes of Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche are now pushing for the sport to start being recognised more globally in the women’s category.
Bantamweight champion Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) weigh-in at 134.6, while Carmouche (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was at 133.6.
Also fighting on the main card are Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida, Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler, with these two coming off the scale even at 171.
Notably, Nah-Shon Burrell came off the scale significantly overweight for his fight with Yuri Villefort. Burrell (175.8) will apparently give 20 percent of his purse to his opponent Yuri Villefort (170). “The fight will be at a catch weight of 175.8 pounds.”
The full UFC 157 weigh-in results and matchups via MMA Junkie.:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Ronda Rousey (134.6) vs. Liz Carmouche (133.6) – for women’s bantamweight title
Dan Henderson (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (202)
Urijah Faber (136) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135.6)
Court McGee (170) vs. Josh Neer (171)
Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Robbie Lawler (171)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Lavar Johnson (255) vs. Brendan Schaub (243)
Mike Chiesa (156.2) vs. Anton Kuivanen (156)
Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Matt Grice (145)
Caros Fodor (155) vs. Sam Stout (155)
Brock Jardine (170) vs. Kenny Robertson (170)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Jon Manley (171)
Nah-Shon Burrell (175.8)* vs. Yuri Villefort (170)