Reyes-Weidman set for Friday after weigh-in


The main event for UFC Fight Night, Dominick Reyes versus Chris Weidman, is official. Former UFC middleweight champ Weidman weighed in at 204 pounds Thursday, a pound under the limit for his first fight at light heavyweight. Reyes weighed in at 203.

The fight will take place Friday at TD Garden in Boston.

The winner of Weidman-Reyes could be next in line to challenge for Jon Jones‘ light heavyweight title.

Weidman is best known for two victories over Anderson Silva, but he has lost four of his last five fights.

“I want to shock the world again,” Weidman said recently. “I want people to doubt me, and I want to look them all in the face afterward and be like, ‘You’re wrong.'”

Reyes (11-0-0) is unbeaten as a professional and ranked No. 7 among light heavyweights by ESPN.

Manny Bermudez, who was set to make his first appearance at featherweight against Charles Rosa, missed weight by three pounds, coming in at 148. Bermudez will forfeit 20% of his purse.

Deron Winn also missed weight, coming in at 188.5 for a middleweight bout (185 limit). According to Winn’s team, his fight remains on against Darren Stewart, but he will also forfeit 20% of his purse.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani contributed to this report.

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