Donald ” Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje is a fight that has had folks excited since it was first announced. Two athletes that love to put on a show, and will put it all out there in the Octagon despite the toll that will be taken on their bodies. Cerrone and Gaethje are must-see tv whenever they fight, and the fact that they are fighting each other makes it mandatory that you watch.
UFC on ESPN+ 16 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.5)
Nikita Krylov (205.5) vs. Glover Teixeira (204.5)
Todd Duffee (244.5) vs. Jeff Hughes (251)
Tristan Connelly (169.5) vs. Michel Pereira (172**)
Uriah Hall (184) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (185.5)
Misha Cirkunov (205.5) vs. Jim Crute (205)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
Augusto Sakai (258) vs. Marcin Tybura (257.5)
Miles Johns (135.5) vs. Cole Smith (135)
Hunter Azure (135.5) vs. Brad Katona (135)
Jordan Griffin (145) vs. Chas Skelly (146)
Ryan MacDonald (135.5) vs. Louis Smolka (135.5)
Austin Hubbard (156) vs. Kyle Prepolec (155)
UFC on ESPN+16 takes place from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Colombia Canada and will air exclusively on ESPN+ beginning at 5:00/2:00 p.m ET/PT
** Pereira came in at 172lbs., 1 pound over the Weltereight limit of 171 pounds. Still some confusion as to if he will have another hour to drop to 171, or be fined 20% of his purse.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.