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@JackTheJokerMMA hits the scales at 185.5 for #UFCVegas16
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues its stretch of Las Vegas events with UFC on ESPN 19. The card is headlined by middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori, who will both be looking to enter the title picture with a statement win. All 11 fights on the card are now official, although Ovince St. Preux missed weight for the first time in his career by coming in 1.5 pounds over the light heavyweight limit.
The pride of Sweden, Hermansson (21-5) looked impressive in his last bout by submitting Kelvin Gastelum with a heel hook in less than 90 seconds. Besides TKO defeats to Jared Cannonier and Thiago Santos, “The Joker” has won seven of his last nine bouts highlighted by a decision win over Ronaldo Souza. Hermansson made weight for his third UFC main event weighing in at 185.5 pounds.
This marks the first UFC main event for Vettori (15-4-1), who is riding a three-fight win streak. “The Italian Dream” is coming off a submission victory over Karl Roberson and last tasted defeat to current middleweight king Israel Adesanya in 2018. Since the split decision didn’t go his way, Vettori will look to earn a rematch as he feels he has unfinished business with “The Last Stylebender.” The 27-year-old had no issue making weight and officially came in at 186 pounds.
The UFC on ESPN 19 prelims will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, and the six-fight main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The entire card will air simultaneously on both ESPN2 and ESPN+.
UFC on ESPN 19 Weigh-in Results:Jack Hermansson (185.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (186)
Ovince St. Preux (207.5)* vs. Jamahal Hill (205.5)
Gabriel Benitez (155.5) vs. Justin Jaynes (156)
Taila Santos (125.5) vs. Montana De La Rosa (125.75)
Roman Dolidze (205) vs. John Allan (205)
Nate Landwehr (145.5) vs. Movsar Evloev (145.5)
Louis Smolka (134.5) vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez (135)
Matt Wiman (155.5) vs. Jordan Leavitt (155.5)
Jimmy Flick (125.5) vs. Cody Durden (125.5)
Damon Jackson (145) vs. Ilia Topuria (145)
Gian Villante (243) vs. Jake Collier (264.5)
* St. Preux missed weight by 1.5 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.