Instead, Bennett stopped short and announced, "One-fifty-six".
At 12:12 p.m., again from behind a towel, Lee weighed in at 154.5 pounds, saving the main event and sparing the UFC and Lee embarrassment. But, this did not phase the JacksonWink fighter, and he entered the octagon as relaxed as anyone before him.
LAS VEGAS Demetrious Johnson chasing an unprecedented 11th title defense and a headline fight that could decide Conor McGregor's next opponent top a UFC 216 card set for Saturday in Las Vegas, an event playing out in a city still reeling from a mass shooting in which 58 people were killed and almost 500 were injured.
Ferguson met the 155-pound limit Friday. This will be Ferguson's first action since November 2016 since his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 209 was canceled due to his opponent's illness.
The UFC has been scarred by a slew of cancellations within the 24-hour period before fights. Borg, who has had issues with making weight, and fell ill last month in trying to make weight for that bout, forcing a cancellation, made it this time with no problems. Borg is a good fighter and a strong prospect in the flyweight division, but he'll be up against one of the all-time greats in this one.
Thousands of miles and an ocean away from the main event of Saturday's UFC 216 card in Las Vegas, Conor McGregor casts an incredibly large shadow over the 155-pound division.
"Part of me wants to go out there, game plan, forget it and scrap hard like I used to", Dunham said. "This stuff's meant to be fun".
Overall this is shaping up to be a close fight, but I think Ferguson has more experience at this level, has more ways to win and his frentic pace and creativity will produce openings and on the feet and on the mat, leading to a submisison stoppage in the third round. I want property. I want to secure my legacy.
"My last sparring session was money".
"I just saw fakeness", Ferguson said, cutting to the quick of the tense back-and-forth that took place between he and Lee on air following his victory over Chiesa.
Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told The Times on Friday that Nurmagomedov can be ready to fight the victor of Ferguson-Lee at UFC 219 in Las Vegas in late December.