On Friday, July 10, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor which takes place Saturday, July 11, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, an interim featherweight champion will be crowned after divisional kingpin Jose Aldo was forced out of the event due to a broken rib. The promotion responded by inserting two-time title challenger Chad Mendes against rising star Conor McGregor. McGregor will enter the contest having yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon. The 26-year-old Irishman has compiled a 17-2 record, with his last five wins coming under the UFC banner. Mendes, meanwhile, will get another crack at UFC gold. The Team Alpha Male product has tasted defeat just twice in his career, both at the hands of Aldo.
The co-main event also features UFC gold on the line as welterweight champion Robbie Lawler rematches Canadian Rory MacDonald. Lawler captured the belt last fall with a decision win over Johny Hendricks, while MacDonald has won three straight since falling to Lawler in late 2013.
The 11-fight event kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters will hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Robbie Lawler (169.5) vs. Rory MacDonald (170) – for welterweight title
Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (149.5)*
Gunnar Nelson (169.5) vs. Brandon Thatch (170.5)
Brad Pickett (136) vs. Thomas Almeida (136)
Mike Swick (170.5) vs. Alex Garcia (171)
Cathal Pendred (171) vs. John Howard (170.5)
Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Henry Briones (136)
Yosdenis Cedeno (155) vs. Cody Pfister (156)