On Friday, Jan. 29, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs. Bader which takes place Saturday, Jan. 30, from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

In the night’s main event, former title challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson takes on The Ultimate Fighter season eight winner Ryan Bader in a light heavyweight duel. Johnson rebounded from a title defeat to current champion Daniel Cormier by knocking out Englishman Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191 in September. Prior to the Cormier loss, Rumble had reeled off nine straight wins. Bader, meanwhile, has moved into title talk with five straight wins. In his most recent outing, Bader topped former titleholder Rashad Evans by unanimous decision at UFC 192.

The 13-fight event kicks off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m. ET. Six additional preliminary card bouts air live on Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card taking place at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The fighters will hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.

Fox Main Card
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (205.25) vs. Ryan Bader (205)
Josh Barnett (241) vs. Ben Rothwell (265)
Iuri Alcantara (135.25) vs. Jimmie Rivera (135)
Sage Northcutt (170) vs. Bryan Barberena (170)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Tarec Saffiedine (169.75) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Diego Ferreira (156)
Rafael Natal (185) vs. Kevin Casey (185.25)
Dustin Ortiz (125) vs. Wilson Reis (126)
George Sullivan (171) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (171)
Alex Caceres (145) vs. Masio Fullen (145)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Matt Dwyer (169) vs. Randy Brown (171)
Damon Jackson (145) vs. Levan Makashvili (145)
Tony Martin (155) vs. Felipe Olivieri (155)

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