Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes both weighed in toward the upper echelon of the UFC’s heavyweight limit ahead of their main event bout at UFC Vegas 71 in Las Vegas.

Blaydes was the first of the main event fighters to step on the scale, and he came in looking solid at 262.5 pounds. But there was a lengthy wait until his opponent, Russia’s Pavlovich, took to the scale.

The in-form contender eventually arrived with 40 minutes left in the two-hour weigh-in window and tipped the scale at 260.5 pounds to make their main event bout official.

With the maximum allowable weight for a UFC heavyweight bout being 266 pounds, it meant that the pair combined for one of the heaviest UFC main events in recent memory, with a combined weight of 523 pounds.

The rest of the main card made weight with no problems, with middleweights Brad Tavares (185) and Bruno Silva (186) both coming in on weight for their co-main event clash, while lightweights Bobby Green and Jared Gordon were on the money for their main card matchup.

There was a sizeable weight miss on the preliminary card, with Priscila Cachoeira coming in at 130 pounds, four pounds over the non-title flyweight limit, for her bout with Karine Silva.

The last fighter to weigh in took to the scale in the final moments of the two-hour window. French featherweight William Gomis waited until the last possible moment before arriving on stage and, after removing his underwear, tipped the scale at 147 pounds, one pound over the non-title limit.

Check out the full list of official weights below.

UFC Vegas 71: Official weigh-in results


  • Sergei Pavlovich (260.5) vs. Curtis Blaydes (262.5)
  • Brad Tavares (185) vs. Bruno Silva (186)
  • Bobby Green (156) vs. Jared Gordon (155.5)
  • Iasmin Lucindo (126) vs. Brogan Walker (126)
  • Jeremiah Wells (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171)


  • Ricky Glenn (155.5) vs. Christos Giagos (155.5)
  • Rani Yahya (136) vs. Montel Jackson (136)
  • Karol Rosa (144.5) vs. Norma Dumont (145)
  • Mohammed Usman (239.5) vs. Junior Tafa (252)
  • Francis Marshall (146) vs. William Gomis (147*)
  • Priscila Cachoeira (130*) vs. Karine Silva (126)
  • Brady Hiestand (136) vs. Danaa Batgerel (136)

*Fighter missed weight