The UFC 296 Ceremonial Weigh in photo gallery shows the UFC 296 Weigh ins that were held on Friday at the UFC Apex, Las Vegas. The main event will take place at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday and features two world title bouts.
Leon Edwards will defend his title in the main bout against Colby Covington. Covington had not competed in nearly two years. Edwards is undefeated since December 2015.
Flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja will defend his title in the co-main against Brandon Royval. Pantoja earned the title by defeating Brandon Moreno at UFC 290 via split decision in July. Royval enters the fight on a winning streak of three.
On the main card, Shavkat Rakhmonov, a welterweight undefeated fighter, takes on Stephen Thompson, a veteran welterweight.
Tony Ferguson is currently on a six fight losing streak and takes on the rising lightweight star Paddy Pimblett. Pimblett, who has had multiple foot surgeries in the past year, is out of action.
Bryce Mitchell (10th) and Josh Emmett (6th) are the first two fights on the main card. Emmett has just suffered back-to-back defeats and no one wants three losses in a row.