UFC 216 Weigh-in Results: Kevin Lee Hits Mark on Second Attempt

UFC 216 Kevin Lee fails to make championship weight NSAC grants him 1 hour to lose 1 pound

Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line against Ray Borg in the co-headliner.

The card is top heavy.

While he is yet to officially claim gold inside the Octagon, there is no denying that Ferguson has earned his place in this weekend's main event.

The mixed-martial arts promotion has pledged $1 million to help victims and their families, UFC President Dana White said.

The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass.

The pay-per-view event will feature a championship double-header.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee, ask your TV provider.

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Here are five classic contests you must watch before sitting down for UFC 216.

Demetrious Johnson (c) vs.

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the interim lightweight title and a possible date with Conor McGregor to unify the belts in 2018. With each subsequent appearance, Ferguson has turned doubters into believers, showcasing an unorthodox, but effective style that makes him hard for opponents to solve and tremendously entertaining to watch.

Last week, in a Q&A in Ireland, McGregor stated he was interested in facing the victor of the UFC 216 main event which has put an added significance to the fight. The drawback to "El Cucuy's" run is he hasn't competed since last November's win over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.

Tonight, the fighters will face off in front of a live crowd in Las Vegas. As a result, the interim lightweight title fight is on. The "Motown Phenom" faced some adversity early on when Chiesa threatened with his always sharp submission offense, but he remained calm and ultimately took control of the fight, winning via rear-naked-choke in the first round. Ferguson weighed in at 155 pounds, the lightweight limit, while Lee came in at the very end of the weigh-in and tipped the scales at 156. Mid-interview, Lee started screaming at Ferguson.

As much as Faria not having fought since last September worries me a little, I think she's the more experienced fighter and believe that will make all the difference here. In July, women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes fell ill, scrapping that main event, and then flyweight Ray Borg fell ill in his weight cut last month. He seeks to become the sixth fighter to win both The Ultimate Fighter reality series (he won season 13 in 2011) and a UFC title.

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