Early UFC 207 weigh-ins were expected to be dramatic, and they were, but in a different way than anyone could have ever expected. I pictured former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey coming into the weigh-ins withdrawn and quiet, but she arrived (and left) in a show of stoic strength ahead of her return to the Octagon.
What really stole the show was the co-main event madness that happened in the hallways just outside the doors. The squabble between Dominick Cruz's teammate Jeremy Stephens and bantamweight title contender Cody Garbrandt was out of the eyes of the camera — but definitely within earshot.
Full UFC 207 Weigh-in Results:
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Ronda Rousey (135)
Dominick Cruz (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (135)
TJ Dillashaw (136) vs. John Lineker (135.25)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (171)
Louis Smolka (125.5) vs. Ray Borg (129.5)*
*Borg missed weight by 3.5 pounds
Johny Hendricks (173.5)* vs. Neil Magny (171)
*Hendricks missed weight by 2.5 pounds
Antonio Carlos Junior (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (186)
Mike Pyle (170) vs. Alex Garcia (170.5)
Brandon Thatch (170) vs. Niko Price (170)
Fight Pass Prelims
Alex Oliveira (170.5) vs. Tim Means (170)
Stay tuned for the ceremonial weigh-ins tonight when #RondaRousey will face off with current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the first time since fight week began.