UFC 189 Weigh-In Photos

On Saturday, July 11, the UFC will touch down in Las Vegas to bring fight fans the highly anticipated UFC 189 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

In the night’s headlining act Irish superstar Conor McGregor will do battle against former two-two title contender Chad Mendes with the winner being crowned the interim UFC featherweight champion. McGregor was originally scheduled face reining featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo before a broke ribbed forced the champion out of the contest, leading to the UFC naming Mendes his replacement.

In the co-main event reigning UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will be looking to make his first title defense against Canadian standout Rory MacDonald in a rematch of their 2013 contest. In this initial meeting, Lawler earned a tight split decision win.

All this plus a featherweight matchup between Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens, a welterweight battle between Gunnar Nelson and Brandon Thatch as well a bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida and Brad Pickett.

For complete photo highlights from the UFC 189 weigh-ins, see the gallery above.


MAIN CARD – Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET

Conor McGregor (145) vs. Chad Mendes (145.5) – for interim UFC featherweight title
Robbie Lawler (169.5) vs. Rory MacDonald (170) – for UFC welterweight title
Dennis Bermudez  (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (149.5)
Gunnar Nelson (169.5) vs. Brandon Thatch (170.5)
Thomas Almeida (136) vs. Brad Pickett (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD – FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET

Matt Brown (171) vs. Tim Means (171)
John Howard (170.5) vs. Cathal Pendred (171)
Alex Garcia (171) vs. Mike Swick (170.5)
Henry Briones (136) vs. Cody Garbrandt (136)

PRELIMINARY CARD – UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET

Neil Seery (125.5) vs. Louis Smolka (126)
Yosdenis Cedeno (155) vs. Cody Pfister (156)