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Editor’s be aware: The article was up to date at 1:15 pm ET to indicate {that a} bout was canceled instantly after the weigh-ins.

The Final Combating Championship returns to the ESPN airwaves for an entertaining middleweight showdown.

Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland each made weight for his or her UFC debuts within the ESPN 42 predominant occasion. Nonetheless, one undercard fighter missed weight on the cardboard as Phillip Rowe got here in 2.5 kilos over the welterweight restrict for his battle towards Nico Worth and was fined 30% of his purse. After the weigh-in ceremony, there was a hitch in a single extra match: Tracy Cortez, who efficiently made the 125-pound mark, had a medical concern and her bout towards Amanda Ribas (125) was pulled from the lineup.

The principle occasion is a crucial battle for every fighter, as Thompson (16-6-1) has misplaced two straight fights, whereas Holland (23-8, 1 NC) is dominated by Khamzat Chimaev. Each fighters will look to turn into welterweight contenders with a decisive win. “Wonderboy” formally weighed 170 kilos, whereas Holland weighed 170.5 kilos.

UFC on ESPN 42 will air reside on ESPN and ESPN+ on Saturday. Prelims start at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT and the principle card begins at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

UFC on ESPN 42 weigh-in outcomes:

Stephen Thompson (170) vs. Kevin Holland (170.5)
Brian Barberena (170.5) Vs. Rafael dos Anjos (170)
Mathews Nicolau (126) Vs. Matt Schnell (126)
Sergey Pavlovich (255) vs. Ocean (266)
Roman Dolidze (185.5) vs Jack Hermanson (186)
Eric Anders (186) Vs. Kyle Doucous (184.5)
Nico Worth (170) vs. Philip Rowe (173.5)*
Emily Ducote (115.5) Vs. Angela Hill (115.5)
Clay Guida (154.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)
Mark Dykes (155.5) Vs. Michael Johnson (156)
Darren Elkins (145) vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)
Tracy Cortez (125) Vs. Amanda Ribas (125)
** Nathan Levy (156); Genaro Valdez (156)
Francis Marshall (145) Vs. Marcelo Rojo (145)
Yazmin Jauregui (115.5) Vs. Istela Nunes (114.5)

* Rowe misplaced weight by 2.5 kilos and was fined 30% of his purse.
** Cortez has a medical concern and her match has been cancelled.

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