Strawweights, flyweights and bantamweights hit the scales Friday morning ahead of the highly anticipated UFC 251 pay-per-view event.
Three exciting women’s bouts are set to take place on Fight Island. Beginning the event will be a bantamweight bout between Brazilians Vanessa Melo (10-7) and Karol Rosa (12-3).
Opening up the main card, Paige VanZant (8-4) makes her long-awaited return to the Octagon for the last fight on her UFC contract— she takes on rising star Amanda Ribas (9-1) in a flyweight contest.
Finally, also on the main card, a rematch a year in the making goes down as “Thug” Rose Namajunas (9-4) attempts to avenge her devastating KO loss to fellow former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (20-7).
EARLY PRELIMS, ESPN+, 6 PM EST
Vanessa Melo (141) * vs. Karol Rosa (136)
UFC 251 MAIN CARD, ESPN+ PPV, 10 PM EST
Paige VanZant (126) vs. Amanda Ribas (126)
Rose Namajunas (116) vs. Jessica Andrade (115)
*Melo missed the bantamweight limit by five pounds and was fined 30% of her purse