UFC Fight Night 89 goes down tomorrow night (Saturday June 18, 2016) from the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada. It’s weigh-in day here at LowKickMMA.com, and there’s a host of well known names set to hit the scales at 5 PM ET. Although officially they’ll be weighing in this morning, we will now get to see the new format of the weigh-in show as we did at UFC 199, meaning less dehydrated zombies on show.
The main event pits welterweight contenders Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Rory MacDonald against each other in a battle for that 170-pound title fight. The Canadian MacDonald hasn’t seen action since his grueling five round war with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189, but could well set himself up for a trilogy fight with a victory on home turf. It’s been a whole different story for Thompson, who has knocked out Johny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger to cap off his current six-fight win streak.
The co-main event for the evening sees dangerous strikers Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote go to war. ‘Cowboy’ will look to improve to 2-0 at 170 pounds after choking Alex Oliveira in February, and ‘The Predator’ is currently riding three straight, including stoppage wins over Josh Burkman and Ben Saunders.
There’s a host of other well known names and former title challengers on the card, so you won’t want to miss this weekend’s action in Canada.
Tune in live at 5 PM ET for the live streaming UFC Ottawa weigh-ins, or check in right after for the updated results!
Event: UFC Fight Night 89: “MacDonald vs. Thompson”
Date: Sat., June 18, 2016
Location: The Arena at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 Main Event:
Rory MacDonald (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
FOX Sports 1 Co-Main Event:
Donald Cerrone (171) vs. Patrick Cote (171)
FOX Sports 1 Main Card (10:30 p.m. ET):
Steve Bosse (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (205)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Thibault Gouti (156)
Valerie Letourneau (125.5) vs. Joanne Calderwood (125.5)
FOX Sports 2 Prelims (8:30 p.m. ET):
Jason Saggo (155) vs. Leandro Silva (155.5)
Misha Cirkunov (205.5) vs. Ion Cutelaba (202.5)
Tamdan McCrory (185) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (184.5)
Chris Beal (134) vs. Joe Soto (135)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET):
Elias Theodorou (186) vs. Sam Alvey (185.5)
Randa Markos (117.5, will forfeit 20 percent of purse) vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (115)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Jonathan Meunier (170.5)
Ali Bagautinov (125.5) vs. Geane Herrera (125)