On Friday, June 26, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero which takes place Saturday, June 27, from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida aims to re-establish himself as a middleweight contender as he takes on Cuba’s Yoel Romero. Machida will look to bounce back from his second-round submission loss to No. 1 contender Luke Rockhold in April. Romero, meanwhile, has yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon. The wrestling stalwart has reeled off five straight wins to climb the 185-pound ranks.

The co-main event features TUF Brazil alum Santiago Ponzinibbio against striking specialist Lorenz Larkin. Ponzinibbio has earned back-to-back wins since dropping his official promotional debut in late 2013. Larkin snapped a three-fight skid with a first-round demolition of John Howard in January.

The nine-fight event kicks off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts airing live on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The five-fight main card follows at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The fighters will hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Lyoto Machida (186) vs. Yoel Romero (186)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (170.5) vs. Lorenz Larkin (170.5)
Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Eddie Gordon (184.5)
Thiago “Marreta” Santos (185.5) vs. Steve Bosse (185.5)
Hacran Dias (145.5) vs. Levan Makashvili (145)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Alex Oliveira (170) vs. Joe Merritt (169)
Leandro Silva (170) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (174)*
Steve Montgomery (170) vs. Tony Sims (170)
Danny Martinez (135.5) vs. Sirwan Kakai (135.5)

* – Gonzalez was given two hours to lose the additional three pounds

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