UFC 207 Weigh-In Results: Ronda Rousey on Point, Johny Hendricks Misses
Ronda Rousey was the first fighter to hit the scales, weighing in just minutes after the weigh-in window started at 9 a.m. local time in Las Vegas.
The former UFC bantamweight champion had her weight read at bang on the 135-pound weight limit and then exited the stage straightaway. Rousey failed to pause for the customary five-second press shots in what was her latest act of defiance after refusing to do any of her media obligations throughout fight week.
If the drama from Rousey wasn't enough to get people talking, what followed was just pure craziness.
Shortly after Rousey's weigh-in, co-main event fighter Cody Garbrandt weighed in at 135 pounds with use of the towel.
Rousey's opponent, UFC bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes, followed Garbrandt as the next fighter to weigh in, but as she was undressing, shouting and scuffling could be heard from behind the curtain and in the hallway adjacent to the weigh-in room.
Security bolted out the nearest doors as the shouting continued and Nunes stepped on the scales at 135 pounds herself to confirm the title fight on Rousey for Friday night.
No footage is yet to surface from what happened outside of the room, but reporter Brett Okamoto of ESPN stated that there was a brief confrontation between UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and his opponent, Cody Garbrandt's teammate, Jeremy Stephens.
After order had been restored, Dominick Cruz then weighed in at 135 pounds to also confirm his title fight with Garbrandt for the co-main event of the evening on Friday.
But don't worry, the madness wasn't finished yet.
With barely 30 minutes remaining in the two-hour weigh-in window, the last two fighters, Johny Hendricks and Ray Borg, joined the party.
Hendricks, with his hands over his eyes had his weight read at 173.5lbs, 2.5lbs over the welterweight limit.
This was Hendricks' second time missing weight, though he had also previously failed to weigh-in one other time when he was scheduled to face Tyron Woodley in 2015, but pulled out just 24 hours out citing illness.
Borg was the last man on the scales, and he came in 3.5 pounds over the flyweight limit, clocking in at 129.5. This was also Borg's second time missing weight, having come in 1.25 pounds over for his fight with Geane Herrera in June of 2015.
Borg will forfeit 30 percent of his fight purse to his opponent, Louis Smolka, while Hendricks gives 20 percent to his, Neil Magny, according to Fox Sports' Damon Martin. Both bouts will continue as previously scheduled.
UFC 207 Preview, Info
UFC 207 Fight Card
Main card (pay-per-view, 10 p.m./7 p.m. EST/PST)
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey (for UFC women's bantamweight championship)
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt (for UFC bantamweight championship)
Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez (heavyweight)
TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker (bantamweight)
Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg* (flyweight)
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m./5 p.m. EST/PST)
Johny Hendricks** vs. Neil Magny (welterweight)
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine (welterweight)
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori (middleweight)
Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia (welterweight)
Early prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m./4 p.m. EST/PST)
Charles Oliveira vs. Tim Means (welterweight)
Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price (welterweight)
* Missed weight and will forfeit 30 percent of fight purse to opponent; fight will continue as planned
** Missed weight and will forfeit 20 percent of fight purse to opponent; fight will continue as planned