On Friday, Sept. 26, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso which takes place Saturday, Sept. 27 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In the main event of the evening, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his 125-pound title against challenger Chris Cariaso. Johnson enters the contest riding a six-fight winning streak, including four straight title defenses. The 28-year-old was last in action at UFC 174 in June, topping Ali Bagautinov by decision. Cariaso, meanwhile, carries a three-fight streak of his own. The 33-year-old striking stalwart has gone 7-3 inside the Octagon leading up to the title affair.

The co-main event will feature the long-awaited UFC debut of former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, who takes on the red-hot Donald Cerrone. Alvarez recently gained his release from Bellator MMA after reclaiming the promotion’s 155-pound title last fall. Cerrone has scored four straight finishes leading into the bout.


Also on the main card, Irish featherweight sensation Conor McGregor will face the toughest test of his career as he takes on veteran Dustin Poirier.

The 11-fight event kicks off Saturday with two fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, 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.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Chris Cariaso (124.5) – for flyweight title
Eddie Alvarez (155) vs. Donald Cerrone (155)
Conor McGregor (146) vs. Dustin Poirier (145.5)
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Cat Zingano (135)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
James Krause (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)
Patrick Cote (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170)
Brian Ebersole (170.5) vs. John Howard (170)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Kevin Lee (155.5) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
Manny Gamburyan (135.5) vs. Cody Gibson (135.5)

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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