Without question, concern surrounded Friday’s UFC 228 weigh-ins and the result that would be posted by Darren Till.
But the unbeaten Till had no troubles, weighing in at 169 pounds.
Instead, it was UFC champions Tyron Woodley and Nicco Montano who gave reason for concern.
While Woodley was able to make 170 pounds on his second attempt after weighing in a pound heavy, Montano never made it to the scales. The reigning UFC female flyweight champion was transported to the hospital and her co-main event fight with Valentina Shevchenko scrapped.
Shevchenko made weight, coming in at 124.5 pounds.
The UFC offered a statement on the matter: “As a precautionary measure, UFC flyweight Nicco Montaño was transported to a medical facility Friday morning due to health concerns. The scheduled championship bout between Montaño and Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 has been cancelled.”
Woodley and Till are official, along with the rest of the card, which begins Saturday night from Dallas live on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET with Diego Sanchez and Jim Miller in separate bouts. Sanchez meets Craig White and Miller takes on Alex White.
Till had previously missed weight for his fight with Stephen Thompson earlier this year, which left many questioning the move by the UFC to place him in a championship match despite earning the victory vs. “Wonderboy.”
The prelims head over to FX at 8 p.m. ET before finishing out on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET.
A live stream of the ceremonial weigh-ins will begin at 6 p.m. ET in the video above.
Check out complete weigh-in results below:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
- Tyron Woodley (170 lbs.) vs. Darren Till (169) for Woodley’s UFC welterweight title
- Zabit Magomedsharipov (146) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
- Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115)
- Abdul Razak Alhassan (170.5) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX/8 p.m. ET)
- Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
- Aljamain Sterling (135.5) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
- Jimmie Rivera (136) vs. John Dodson (135.5)
- Charles Byrd (185) vs. Darren Stewart (185.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
- Diego Sanchez (171) vs. Craig White (171)
- Jim Miller (155) vs. Alex White (155)
- Irene Aldana (135) vs. Lucie Pudilova (134)
- Jarred Brooks (125.5) vs. Roberto Sanchez (126)
- Geoff Neal (170.5) vs. Frank Camacho (171)
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