Glover Teixeira | Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images
Both defending champions successfully made weight at Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC 275, which takes place Saturday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Teixeira — No. 1 at light heavyweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings — weighed in at 205 pounds for his main event clash with No. 3 Jiri Prochazka, who also came in at 205 pounds.
Afterwards, the headliners faced off and shared their thoughts on the upcoming matchup.
“You know me, I’m always ready for war,” Teixeira said. “You know it’s going to be a war in the octagon and I’m ready. He’s not going to take my belt.”
“It’s great,” Prochazka said. “I feel great, I feel prepared, and now it’s here. I’m prepared to show it.”
For the co-main event, the No. 1-ranked Shevchenko — also No. 1 in MMA Fighting’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings — came in half a pound under the flyweight championship limit at 124.5 pounds. Shevchenko’s challenger Taila Santos hit 125 pounds on the dot.
Santos called the opportunity “a dream come true,” while Shevchenko was more direct in her on-stage interview.
“I feel strong,” Shevchenko said. “Confident. Very, very strong. No matter who, no matter where and when, keep breaking them all. I’m on a mission. Let’s do it.”
All 22 fighters that stepped to the stage successfully made weight, but the lineup took a hit prior to the start of the ceremony. A main card flyweight bout between Rogerio Bontorin and Manel Kape has been cancelled after Bontorin was hospitalized due to kidney issues from cutting weight.
See the UFC 275 weigh-in results below:
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET)
Glover Teixeira (205) vs. Jiri Prochazka (205)
Valentina Shevchenko (124.5) vs. Taila Santos (125)
Andre Fialho (170.5) vs. Jake Matthews (170.5)
Preliminary Card (ESPN2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Note: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Manel Kape — fight cancelled