UFC on ESPN 42 weigh-in results: Thompson and Holland official, but one fighter heavy in Orlando

UFC on ESPN 42 weigh-ins are in the books, and all but one fighter on the card hit their marks.

In the main event, former welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson (16-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) takes on Kevin Holland (23-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC).

Holland and Thompson were the first two fighters to the scale in the two-hour official weigh-ins-window. Holland came in at 170.5 pounds. “Wonderboy” Thompson was right behind him and was 170.

In the co-feature, Bryan Barberena (18-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) takes on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (31-14 MMA, 20-12 UFC) at welterweight. Barberena weighed in at 170.5 pounds. Dos Anjos came in at 170.

The only fighter to miss weight was Phil Rowe (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who came in at 173.5 pounds for his welterweight prelim closer against Niko Price (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), who was on the mark at 170. If the fight continues, Rowe will be fined a percentage of his purse.

The weigh-ins took place at the UFC host hotel in Orlando, Fla. The nearby Amway Center hosts Saturday’s card, which airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

The full UFC on ESPN 42 weigh-in results included:


  • Stephen Thompson (170) vs. Kevin Holland (170.5)

  • Bryan Barberena (170.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (170)

  • Matheus Nicolau (126) vs. Matt Schnell (126)*

  • Sergei Pavlovich (255) vs. Tai Tuivasa (266)

  • Roman Dolidze (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (186)

  • Eryk Anders (186) vs. Kyle Daukaus (184.5)


  • Niko Price (170) vs. Phil Rowe (173.5)**

  • Emily Ducote (115.5) vs. Angela Hill (115.5)

  • Clay Guida (154.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)

  • Marc Diakiese (155.5) vs. Michael Johnson (156)

  • Darren Elkins (145) vs. Jonathan Pearce (146)

  • Tracy Cortez (125) vs. Amanda Ribas (125)

  • Natan Levy (156) vs. Genaro Valdez (156)

  • Francis Marshall (145) vs. Marcelo Rojo (145)

  • Yazmin Jauregui (115.5) vs. Istela Nunes (114.5)

*Schnell missed the flyweight limit on his first attempt, but was given until the close of the official weigh-ins window at 11 a.m. ET to cut additional weight and was 126 on his second try.
**Rowe missed the welterweight limit by 2.5 pounds and will be fined a percentage of his purse if the fight is agreed to at a catchweight.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 42.

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