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The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale: Official Weigh-in

The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale: Official Weigh-in


EXPERIENCE IT ON FS1.>>THE SUN HAS STARTED TO SET IN THE FIGHT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WHAT BETTER PLACE THAN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA? THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE WEIGH-IN SHOW STARTS NOW. ♪>>>HELLO EVERYONE. KARYN BRYANT HERE. WE HAVE HEIDI ON LOCATION. BEFORE I GET STARTED IT IS THROWBACK THURSDAY. I JUST WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING WITH THE FANS AT HOME. >>LOOK AT THIS GUY HERE. NOTICE HOW WE GOT BOTH OUR HANDS UP AS IF WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO BE WORLD CHAMPION.>>ABSOLUTELY. >>12 YEARS AGO. WE STILL LOOK GOOD. >>STILL GOT IT. >>BOTH OF YOU AGING LIKE FINE WINE. THERE WAS SOME HIGH DRAMA AT THE MORNING WEIGH-INS.>>Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WHAT A WHIRLWIND DAY HERE IN LAS VEGAS. I WAS AT THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN WHERE I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH THE VP FOR ATHLETE HEALTH. HE INFORMED ME THAT SAJ!$!IJARA EUBANKS WAS OFF THE CARD. WHEN A MEDICAL CONCERN CAME UP, THEY BROUGHT IN THE CONSULTING PHYSICIAN AND HE DEEMED HER MEDICALLY UNFIT TO FIGHT. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW SHE’S HAD TROUBLE IN THE PAST WITH WEIGHT CUTS. IN THAT FIRST FIGHT SHE ACTUALLY HAD TO CUT HER HAIR TO MEET THE 125 POUND REQUIREMENT. HER FUTURE IN THIS DIVISION IS UNCERTAIN. ROXANNE MODAFFERI MOVES UP TO THE INAUGURAL FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. SHE GOT THE CALL ABOUT 2:30 THIS MORNING. SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT EUBANKS’S HEALTH BUT SAYS SHE HAS WORKED HARD AND IS DESERVING OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT, HEAD DI. MICHAEL, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THIS?>>IT’S A LACK OF DISCIPLINE AT THE END OF THE DAY. ON THE SHOW SHE MADE WEIGHT THREE TIMES. WASN’T EASY, BUT SHE DID IT. SHE’S GONE AWAY FROM THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. SHE’S LEFT TO HER OWN DEVICES SHE HASN’T MADE WIGT.!$!!!EIGHT. I LIKE HER, BUT THIS IS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING. >>IT IS DISAPPOINTING. IT’S VERY SAD BECAUSE I SEEN HER IN NEW JERSEY ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND SHE LOOKED REALLY, REALLY GOOD. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER COMPETING. IT’S JUST SAD, MAN. SHE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL. SHE’S GOING TO GET BETTER AFTER SHE MAKES WEIGHT A COUPLE TIMES.>>WE’RE GOING TO GET TO TONIGHT’S CEREMONIAL WEIGH-INS IN LAS VEGAS. I HOPE YOU’RE READY. DANIEL CORMIER, TAKE IT AWAY!>>WELCOME TO THE PARK THEATER. TOMORROW HISTORY WILL BE MADE, FIRST UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION. DANA WHITE, THE UFC PRESIDENT. I’M EXCITED. LET’S GET THINGS STARTED. IN THE FLYWEIGHT DIVISION, JILLIAN ROBERTSON VERSUS EMILY WHITMIRE TO THE STAGE.>>IF YOU WATCHED THIS SEASON YOU SAW EMILY WHITMIRE. SHE’S MAKING HER DEBUT. THERE SHE IS STEPPING ONTO THE SCALE.>>125 FOR EMILY WHITMIRE! ♪ OPPONENT JILLIAN!$!!!!!!GILLIAN ROBERTSON.>>SHE IS YOUNG. SHE STARTED TO START HER CAREER REALLY EARLY. HER FATHER THOUGHT, NO, YOU BETTER WEIGHT. ON HER 16th BIRTHDAY HER FATHER FINALLY GAVE HER THE BLESSING TO COMPETE AND SHE’S BEEN COMPETING EVER SINCE. >>125 1/2 FOR GILLIAN ROBERTSON.>>FEISTY.>>LOOK AT THAT.>>THEY’RE NOT IN THE HOUSE ANYMORE. THIS IS THE FINALS. >>YOU’RE RIGHT. THEY WERE ALL SO POLITE IN THE HOUSE.>>WE HAVE ARIEL BECK VERSUS SHANA DOBSON. ♪>>SHANA DOBSON IS A FOURTH GRADE TEACHER. SHE SAID SHE’S HAD THE SUPPORT OF HER STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THIS EXPERIENCE. SOME EVEN BROUGHT GLOVES FOR HER TO SIGN. ♪>>SHE ACTUALLY DID LOSE A FIGHT TO — >>125 1/2 FOR SHANA DOBSON. AND HER OPPONENT ARIEL BECK.>>ARIEL BECK, FOLKS. MAKING HER UFC DEBUT. SHE’S GOT A RECORD OF 4-4. SHE LOST BY SUBMISSION TO MONTANA DAYELAROSA.>>125 1/2 FOR ARIEL BECK.>>REALLY JUST A GREAT MOMENT ON THE SHOW FOR ME. BEST OF LUCK TO ARIEL, SEEING HOW SHE MOVES ON AFTER THAT LOSS.>>NEXT UP IN THE WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT DIVISION, KARINE GEVORGYAN VERSUS RACHAEL OSTOVICH.>>YOU HAVE WATCHING THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. YOU JUST SAW SETON HALL BEAT TEXAS TECH.>>SHE MISSED WEIGHT BY 5.5 POUNDS. RACHAEL WILL GET 30% OF KARINE. >>125 FOR RACHAEL OSTOVICH.>>30%? THEY UPPED IT. I LIKE THAT.>>NEXT TO THE STAGE HER OPPONENT, KARINE GEVORGYAN.>>THEY ACTUALLY HAD TO UBER TO VEGAS. THEN THIS MORNING THEY WENT OVER TO THE PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE INSTEAD OF THE HOTEL, BLAMING THESE ISSUES FOR THE MISSED WEIGHT.>>130.5 FOR KARINE.>>TO BE FAIR, IMAGE IS PART OF THE GAME, MICHAEL.>>NEXT UP IN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION, ANDREW SANCHEZ VERSUS RYAN JANES.>>RYAN JANES IS KNOWN FOR HIS HOLIDAY CARDS. HE HAS TWO PETS. THEY ALWAYS DRESS UP. THE LAST ONE WAS ALL OF THEM IN TUXEDOS. HIS WIFE IS PREGNANT SO THIS YEAR IT’S GOING TO BE FURRY BABIES AGAINST THE NEW BABY.>>HIS OPPONENT ANDREW SANCHEZ. >>HIS COACHES CALL HIM A GRITTY HARD WORKING HILL BILLY. OBVIOUSLY HEAVYWEIGHT WINNER. TAKE A LOOK AT HIM. >>185.5 FOR ANDREW SANCHEZ. >>LOOKS IN GREAT SHAPE. BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE THERE.>>BOTH OF THEM ARE BIG SMILES. >>THESE GUYS DON’T WANT TO FIGHT EACH OTHER.>>I KNOW. THEY WANT TO BE FRIENDS.>>THE FEATURED BOUT OF THE PRELIMS. CHRISTINA MARKS VERSUS MONTANA DE LA ROSA.>>MONTANA DE LA ROSA IS A SUPER MOM, AS HER HUSBAND SAYS. THEY HAVE A 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS A WRESTLER. SHE ACTUALLY IS A 6-YEAR-OLD STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION, FIGHTING THE BOYS AND THE GIRLS. HER MOM GOT HER INTO JIU-JITSU AT 4 AND WRESTLING AT 5.>>CHRISTINA MARKS STARTED HER CAREER AS A MUAY THAI FIGHTER. HER FIRST FIGHT WAS ACTUALLY AT A STRIP CLUB. >>125.5 FOR CHRISTINA. >>SHE FEELS LIKE SHE’S DEFINITELY CLOSED THE DGAP. SHE’S WORKING HARD.>>WELCOME BACK TO THE DESK. WE ARE READY TO WEIGH IN THE FIGHTERS OF THE MAIN FIGHT. NEXT UP IS BANTAMWEIGHT. COME!$!!!!!!!!OHNS COMES FROM T VALLEY OF WALES. HE IS UNDEFEATED. PURPLE BELT, JUDO BLACK BELT, MUAY THAI BROWN BELT. DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD GET BELTS IN MUAY THAI BUT APPARENTLY YOU CAN.>>MAYBE HE CAN GET SOME SUN.>>HE’S UNDEFEATED IN THE OCTAGON. HE’S NOT UNDEFEATED ON THE SCALE.>>HIS OPPONENT JOE SOTO.>>JOE SOTO IS ON A THREE FIGHT WIN STREAK. HE’S A REAL CONTENDER IN THE WEIGHT CLASS. HE’S FOUGHT FOR THE BELT BEFORE. HE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE AT THE BIG SHOW. HE WORKED ON AREAS THAT HE NEEDED TO. LOOK FOR FIREWORKS OUT OF JOE SOTO TOMORROW.>>TO BE FAIR HE TOOK THAT FIGHT ON A DAY’S NOTICE.>>MORE WOMEN’S ACTION TOMORROW AS DEANNA BENNETT TAKES ON MELINDA FABIAN.>>SHE IS FROM HUNGARY. SHE DID LOSE. IT WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS HOW JUST IMMEDIATELY SHE WAS STILL IN THE OCTAGON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG. THIS IS A WOMAN WHO REALLY WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO GET BETTER AND TO WIN. >>WHEN SHE’S CUTTING WEIGHT, SHE SAYS SHE LISTENS TO SHOW TUNES. SHE IS A BIG THEATER BUFF. WITH THE WEIGHT CUT BEHIND HER, ALL SHE’S LOOKING FOR IS SEEING HER DOG ATLAS.>>SHE ACTED LIKE A BIT OF A DANCING I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CALL IT ON THE SHOW. SHE’S DOING THE SAME NOW. TRUE TO FORM. GOOD FOR HER.>>IT’S NOT QUITE CHRISTMAS, BUT WHY NOT?>>LOOK AT THAT, MAN.>>OH MY GOODNESS.>>SO SWEET.>>A VERY FRIENDLY HOUSE. AND THEY’RE GOING TO HUG IT OUT AGAIN.>>NEXT UP IN THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION ERIC SPICILY VERSUS GERALD MEERSCHAERT.>>GERALD IS A BLACK BELT IN KICKBOXING. HE WILL LOOK TO USE THAT KICKBOXING.>>HIS OPPONENT ERIC SPICELY.>>YOU SAID IT BEST. HE IS A GAP!$!RAPPLER AT HEART. EIGHT FIRST ROUND FINISHES. SIX WINS VIA SUBMISSION. EPIC FAIL ONCE AGAIN ON THE SCALES. HE TRIED HARD. CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR. THERE HE IS. >>HE’S A CHARACTER. SPICELY HAS A REAL FUN PERSONALITY.>>WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT NEXT AS BARB HONCHAK TAKES ON LAUREN MURMUR. FIRST TO THE STAGE LAUREN MURMUR. >>I HAVE GOT TO GIVE IT UP FOR LAUREN MURMUR. THIS IS A WOMAN WHO CAUGHT A LOT OF GRIEF FOR HER APPROACH TO THE SHOW. SHE DID LOSE HER FIRST FIGHT, BUT SHE STAYED READY ON THE SHOW. SHE MADE A JOKE ABOUT A VULTURE LOOKING AROUND TO PICK UP THAT FIGHT. SHE STAYS READY SO SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO GET READY. I ACTUALLY LOVE THAT SHE KNEW THIS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL GAME FOR HER AND SHE DID WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO. >>HER OPPONENT BARB “THE LITTLE WARRIOR” HONCHAK. >>BARB HONCHAK IS 37 YEARS OLD, A VETERAN OF THE SPORT AND A SMART COOKIE. A MASTER’S DEGREE IN GENETICS, A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE.>>SHE’S A SMART GIRL.>>125.5.>>A LITTLE TOO SMART FOR MY LIKING. A BIT OF A SMARTY PANTS, I WOULD SAY. LET’S SEE HOW SMART SHE FIGHTS.>>BARB WAS AN INVICTA CHAMPION. I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FIGHT. >>SEAN O’MALLEY VERSUS TERRION WARE.>>WARE IS COMING BACK AFTER A LATE FIGHT NOTICE. HE’S A BOXING GUY. HE’S PRETTY SKILLED WITH HIS BOXING. HIS WRESTLING COULD USE A LITTLE TAKEDOWN HELP.>>HE FLASHES AND HE FIGHTS HARD.>>”SUGAR” SEAN O’MALLEY.>>THAT IS SEAN O’MALLEY. HERE HE IS. VERY VERY EAGER. THIS GUY IS LOUD. HE’S OBNOXIOUS. HE’S IN YOUR FACE. BUT HE’S FUN. LOOK AT THIS. >>AND YOU LOVE HIM. >>THIS IS HOW HE SHOULD BE. GET IN HIS FACE, LET HIM KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUT TOMORROW NIGHT.>>DANA WHITE CONTENDER SERIES.>>NICCO MONTANO. VERSUS ROXANNE MODAFFERI.>>SHE’S FIGHTING FOR THE TITLE.>>AND SHE’S A PIONEER. OR THE “HAPPENY!$!!$Y WARRIOR”. >>SHE’S GOT A LOT OF WEIRDNESS BUT I LIKE HER A LOT.>>NICCO MONTANO, THREE WINS. YOU’VE GOT TO WONDER WHAT SHE’S THINKING RIGHT NOW. OF COURSE, SHE PREPARED FOR A VERY VERY DIFFERENT OPPONENT.>>125.5 FOR NICCO.>>I BET SHE FEELS A LITTLE BIT RELIEVED. SIJARA IS DEFINITELY TOUGH.>>GOOD ONE, ROXY.>>HILARIOUS.>>NICCOMONTANO COULD BE THE FIRST NAVAJO FIGHTER CHAMPION.>>WALK US THROUGH YOUR THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW.>>I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. IT’S AMAZING ENOUGH THAT I’M IN THE UFC AND I HAVE THIS CHANCE TO FIGHT. IT’S SUCH AN HONOR TO BE FIGHTING FOR THE TITLE. >>GOOD LUCK. ROXANNE MODAFFERI.>>NICCO, PEOPLE DIDN’T EXPECT YOU TO BE HERE BUT YOU RAN THROUGH THE TOURNAMENT. NOW YOU’RE ON THE CUSP OF A CHAMPIONSHIP. HOW ARE YOU FEELING LESS THAN 30 HOURS BEFORE THE FIGHT?>>I’M FEELING TRULY BLESSED.

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28 thoughts on “The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale: Official Weigh-in

  1. Damn it's a shame Sijara had to pull out, but she's way too big for Flyweight. She's a Bantamweight and honestly she could probably go up to Featherweight since that's probably closer to her natural weight. She's a beast and she has a lot of potential, I would love to see her fight in the UFC in the near future, but I don't think she should fight as a Flyweight again. Good luck to Nicco and Roxanne, may the best woman win.

  2. Worst card of the year lol by a long shot if Dana thought prodominitley men's flyweight cards did bad ratings wait untill he sees what an almost all woman's card does

  3. Great to see MMA fighters working the panel and the weigh ins. Glad Bisping is ok after that nasty knockout and able to do his commentary.

  4. Eubanks – deliberate weight fail? how could any fighter not make weight for the biggest fight of their life? reckon she suffers performance failure anxiety. move up a weight division or two.

  5. I hope Nicco wins. If she does they gonna bring up how she couldnt beat sarge. But i think nicco was the best all around fighter. Her defence really shines tho. And she deserves the title

  6. Just shut up bisping you prat! Yeah sure ask an Englishman to talk about Wales and a Welshman, it's like asking an isreali to talk about a palastinian or vice versa. Come on Ufc, get it together.

  7. Michael Bisping coming off of a title fight loss, where he got choked out, then less than a month later, he fights, again, where he gets knocked out… and here he is on a weigh-in show doing commentary. And he was absolutely hilarious doing it too. What a legend.

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