On Friday, Aug. 7, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux which takes place Saturday, Aug. 8, from the Bridgestone Arena inNashville, Tenn.
In the night’s main event, former title challenger Glover Teixeira clashes with fellow light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux. The Brazilian Teixeira saw a 20-fight, seven-year winning streak snapped in a title defeat to Jon Jones last spring and then dropped a decision to Phil Davis in October. The two-fight skid is the first losing streak of the veteran’s career. The Tennessee native “OSP” has shot up the 205-pound ranks by winning seven of his last eight, including his last two over Patrick Cummins and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
The co-main event features a pivotal lightweight contest between TUF alum Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush. Johnson has surged into the top 10 with four straight wins. The Blackzilians fighter most recently topped Edson Barboza on the scorecards. The 26-year-old Dariush has also impressed in his six Octagon appearances, winning five fights, including four straight.
The 13-fight event kicks off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts air live on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place 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
Glover Teixeira (206) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205.5)
Michael Johnson (155.5) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Sam Alvey (186)
Jared Rosholt (237) vs. Timothy Johnson (265)
Sara McMann (136) vs. Amanda Nunes (136)
Ray Borg (126.75)* vs. Geane Herrera (126)
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Uriah Hall (185.5) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5)
Chris Camozzi (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (185)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) vs. Willie Gates (126)
Frankie Saenz (136) vs. Sirwan Kakai (136)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Chris Dempsey (204.5) vs. Jonathan Wilson (205)
Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Roman Salazar (135)
Anthony Christodoulou (156) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)
* – Borg was given one hour to reach the flyweight limit, but opted not to cut any additional weight. He was fined 20 percent of his fight purse.
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