UFC 217 is just one day away, and the promotion has already held weigh-ins for the fighters who will step inside the world-famous octagon to compete in New York at Madison Square Garden. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
No one missed weight when they took the scales on Friday (November 3rd, 2017) morning. A few hours later, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) held the ceremonial weigh-ins for the live crowd and world to see the fighters staredown one more time before fight night.
For months now, the promotion has hyped the main event which will see former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre return to action after being out of the fight game for nearly four years to take on the current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
The lead up to this fight has been tension with both fighters exchanging words not just on social media but in person while promoting what could be the biggest fight that the promotion has put on thus far this year.
At the ceremonial weigh-ins, Bisping was trash talking the former champion just like had been leading up to the fight. After months of this, all “GSP” could do at this point was laugh and so he did. You can check out the staredown here:
Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title is expected to serve as the co-main event. Rounding out this stacked five bout main card is Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas in a strawweight title bout, Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout, and Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha in a middleweight bout.