Khabib Nurmagomedov Strips Naked To Make The Lightweight Limit For UFC 242
Khabib Nurmagomedov needed to strip naked to make weight but the lightweight king hit the championship mark ahead of his title defence against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
Nurmagomedov was the first fighter to weigh in, tipping the scales at 155lbs after using a hoop to make the lightweight limit.
He closed his eyes and raised his hands after making weight, before shaking his head and clapping his hands as he posed for the cameras.
Khabib Nurmagomedov officially makes weight. He weighed in first at 155 pounds.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 6, 2019
It appears the Dagestan fighter has endured another tough weight cut. His no-show at media day sparked scares he wouldn't make weight for his Abu Dhabi showdown.
Interim-champion Dustin Poirier also made weight. He weighed in at 155lbs.
This Diamond's weight is 155 pounds :gem: @DustinPoirier #UFC242 pic.twitter.com/ld7YmnOfAG
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 6, 2019
The UFC 242 main-event is official with Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier both making weight on Friday morning. All fighters except one made weight for Saturday's card.
Sarah Moras weighed in at 138lbs for her women's bantamweight fight against Liana Jojua - 2lbs over the limit.
Complete weigh-in results.
UFC 242 Main Card:
155 lbs - Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier (155)
155 lbs - Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Paul Felder (155)
155 lbs - Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Davi Ramos (156)
265 lbs - Shamil Abdurakhimov (257) vs. Curtis Blaydes (251)
155 lbs - Diego Ferreira (156) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (156)
UFC 242 Preliminary Card:
125 lbs - Joanne Calderwood (126) vs. Andrea Lee (126)
145 lbs - Zubaira Tukhugov (146) vs. Lerone Murphy (146)
135 lbs - Liana Jojua (134.5) vs. Sarah Moraes (138*)
155 lbs - Ottman Azaitar (156) vs. Teemu Packalen (156)
170 lbs - Belal Muhammad (170) vs. Takashi Sato (171)
170 lbs - Muslim Salikhov (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (171)
185 lbs - Omari Akhmedov (186) vs. Zak Cummings (185.5)
155 lbs - Don Madge (155) vs. Fares Ziam (155)