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UFC 299 Weigh-In Drama: Sean O'Malley and Chito Vera Set for Main Event Rematch


UFC 299 Weigh ins
UFC Champion Sean O'Malley

As anticipation mounts for UFC 299, the official weigh-ins brought both relief and drama, setting the stage for an electrifying main event rematch between Sean O'Malley and Chito Vera.


In a pivotal moment for the bantamweight division, O'Malley, the reigning champion, hit the scale at 135 pounds, signaling his readiness to defend his title. Meanwhile, Vera, determined to reclaim victory, also met the championship mark after utilizing the box to make weight, showcasing his determination for redemption.


Amidst the main event spotlight, backup fighter Merab Dvalishvili ensured his preparedness by hitting 135 pounds, positioning himself as a potential substitute if called upon.


Elsewhere on the card, fan-favorite Dustin Poirier set the tone by making weight at 156 pounds for his co-main event clash with Benoit Saint Denis. The matchup promises fireworks as both fighters meet the championship weight requirement, underscoring the magnitude of the bout.


The unique structure of Friday's weigh-in added an element of suspense, with all fighters required to step on the scale within a specific timeframe. Despite the pressure, all ten main card fighters successfully made weight, including Michael Page, who gears up for his UFC debut against Kevin Holland at 170 pounds each.


However, the weigh-in was not without its setbacks, as CJ Vergara missed the flyweight limit by a pound, weighing in at 127 pounds. Consequently, Vergara will face a fine of 30 percent of his show purse for the infraction.


As the countdown to UFC 299 continues, the weigh-in results serve as a prelude to the high-stakes battles and adrenaline-fueled showdowns awaiting fight fans come Saturday night.


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