On Saturday, April 7, the UFC will host UFC 223 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
In the night’s main event, the promotion was slated to crown a lightweight champion when undefeated Dagestani fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov was expected to clash with UFC featherweight titleholder Max Holloway. Nurmagomedov was originally slated to face the promotion’s interim champion, Tony Ferguson, but Ferguson was forced out due to injury during fight week. Holloway was set to step in on less than a week’s notice to attempt to secure a belt in a second weight class, but was deemed medically unfit to compete. At time of weigh-ins, it was unclear if Nurmagomedov would remain on the card.
Gold will be on the line when women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas takes on the woman she knocked out to earn the belt, Poland’s Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
The 10-fight event kicks off Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET with one fight 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 6 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Rose Namajunas (114.2) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (114) – for women’s strawweight title
Renato Moicano (145.6) vs. Calvin Kattar (145.4)
Zabit Magomedsharipov (145.8) vs. Kyle Bochniak (145.2)
Al Iaquinta (155.2) vs. Paul Felder (155)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs. Felice Herrig (114.2)
Joe Lauzon (155.4) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (155)
Bec Rawlings (125.8) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (125.8)
Evan Dunham (155.8) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155)
Devin Clark (205.2) vs. Mike Rodriguez (203)
* – Holloway was deemed medically unfit by the New York State Athletic Commission and did not weigh in