On Friday, April 22, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux which takes place Saturday, April 23, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return to the Octagon for the first time since being stripped of his title for various legal issues. Jones was expected to face current champion Daniel Cormier, but an injury forced the wrestling stalwart off the card. As such, Jones will square off with Ovince Saint Preux for an interim title.
The co-main event also features UFC gold on the line as flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson takes on unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. Since capturing the title in 2012, Johnson has made seven straight title defenses, including a unanimous decision win over John Dodson at UFC 191 in September. Cejudo earned his fourth straight win inside the Octagon in November, edging Brazilian Jussier da Silva.
The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed 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.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jon Jones (205) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205) – for interim light heavyweight title
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (125) – for flyweight title
Anthony Pettis (156) vs. Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs. Rafael Natal (186)
Yair Rodriguez (145.5) vs. Andre Fili (146)
Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Sergio Pettis (126) vs. Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs. Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs. James Vick (155)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Walt Harris (255.5) vs. Cody East (245.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs. Clint Hester (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs. Kevin Lee (156)
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