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UFC 297 at Toronto is now official.

Friday morning, the full roster of fighters competing on Saturday’s PPV card at the ScotiaBank Arena in Toronto hit the scales, with a minimal amount of drama. Sean Strickland, the middleweight champion and controversy magnet, weighed in first. Dricus du Plessis weighed-in shortly after to officially make the main fight official.

Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington, throwing down to claim the vacant women’s bantamweight title, hit the scales second and third, respectively, and both made championship weight. This sealed the deal on the co-headliner and both title bouts.

On Friday, the biggest surprise was a weight change for Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Priscila. The culprit behind the increase from flyweight to bantamweight was apparently weight management issues on the part of Brazil’s Cachoeira, and at least one Jasmine supporter in the room let her hear it— with Cachoeira’s team coming to her defense before the grumbling match petered out.

Jasudavicius was a good sport for agreeing to maintain the fight, even though she had little chance of missing out on one at home.

Malcolm Gordon (his third time) and two other fighters failed to make weight for UFC 299.



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