Weight cuts, weigh-ins and faceoffs

Weight cuts, weigh-ins and faceoffs


The UFC returns to pay-per-view Saturday night, with UFC 255 and a pair of flyweight championship fights atop the bill.

UFC 255 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

In the main event, men’s 125-pound champion Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) makes his first title defense against Alex Perez (24-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC). And in the co-headliner, women’s 125-pound champ Valentina Shevchenko (19-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) looks to continue her run of dominance with a sixth consecutive win in her fourth title defense against Jennifer Maia (18-6-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC).

The sixth episode of “Embedded” follows the big-name stars at the top of the card. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:

Alex Perez cuts weight in his hotel with teammate Chito Vera. Valentina Shevchenko continues to train at UFC Apex. Champs Deiveson Figueiredo and Shevchenko both make weight, as do their challengers, Perez and Jennifer Maia.

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