LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 212 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).
UFC Fight Night 212 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+.
In the women’s flyweight main event, Alexa Grasso (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) takes on Viviane Araujo (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC). In the co-feature, Cub Swanson (28-12 MMA, 13-8 UFC) drops to bantamweight for the first time in his lengthy UFC/WEC tenure to take on Jonathan Martinez (16-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).
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Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 4 p.m. ET for the prelims on ESPN+ and 7 p.m. ET for the main card on ESPN+.
To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC Fight Night 212 discussion thread. You can also get behind-the-scenes coverage and other event notes from on-site reporter Ken Hathaway (@kenshathaway ) on Twitter.
LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC Fight Night 212 fighter weigh-ins, where one fight was scrapped and another fighter missed weight.
In the main event, Alexa Grasso (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) takes on Viviane Araujo (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a women’s flyweight bout. Grasso and Araujo were the first two fighters to the scale and weighed in at 125.5 and and 126 pounds, respectively.
In the co-feature, Jonathan Martinez (16-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) meets Cub Swanson (28-12 MMA, 13-8 UFC) at bantamweight. Swanson is making the move to 135 pounds for the first time in a UFC/WEC tenure of 29 fights. He hit the mark at 135 pounds without issue. Martinez was 135.5
CJ Vergara (10-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) missed weight for his flyweight bout on the prelims against Tatsuro Taira (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Vergara was three pounds over at 129 and will be fined 30 percent of his purse, but the fight will go on.
Prior to the weigh-ins, it was announced that due to weight-cutting issues for Askar Askarov (14-1-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC), his flyweight bout against Brandon Royval (14-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was canceled, which brings the event to 11 total fights.
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Alexa Grasso (125.5) and Viviane Araujo (126) made weight without issue.
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The weigh-ins took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which streams on ESPN+.
The full UFC Fight Night 212 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Alexa Grasso (125.5) vs. Viviane Araujo (126)
- Jonathan Martinez (135.5) vs. Cub Swanson (135)
- Dusko Todorovic (186) vs. Jordan Wright (185)
- Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Victor Henry (136)
- Misha Cirkunov (206) vs. Alonzo Menifield (205.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)
- Brandon Davis (136) vs. Mana Martinez (136)
- Jacob Malkoun (185.5) vs. Nick Maximov (185.5)
- Lucas Alexander (145.5) vs. Joanderson Brito (146)
- Sam Hughes (115) vs. Piera Rodriguez (115.5)
- Tatsuro Taira (126) vs. CJ Vergara (129)*
- Mike Jackson (170) vs. Pete Rodriguez (170.5)