Friday’s official UFC Fight Night 206 fighter weigh-ins take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts Saturday’s card, which airs on ESPN2 and streams on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night 206: Holm vs. Vieira will be live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday, May 21, with both Prelims and Main Card on ESPN+ (English and Spanish).
The Main Card will air at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, with the Prelims at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes Friday’s UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Holm vs. Vieira on ESPNEWS at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT providing fans with exclusive insights and views heading into Fight Night.
In the main event, former champion and #2 ranked contender Holly Holm (14-5) fighting out of Albuquerque, NM will attempt to extend her two-fight win streak and reinsert herself into the title conversation. She will meet #5 Ketlen Vieira (11-2) fighting out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil intends to snatch Holm’s spot in the rankings in her second consecutive UFC main event.
Both fighters stepped on the scale during Friday’s official weigh-in window, with Holm registering at 135.5 pounds, and Vieira clocking in at 136 pounds. Now the five-round fight can proceed as planned.
Holm, No. 4 in the latest USA TODAY Sports women’s bantamweight rankings, hasn’t seen action since a unanimous decision win over Irene Aldana at UFC on ESPN 16 in October 2020. She’s been on the sidelines with injuries and health issues, and is now set to return and compete for the first time since turning 40.
No. 9-ranked Vieira will attempt to derail Holm’s comeback in defeat a former UFC champion for the second consecutive fight. The 30-year-old Brazilian is coming off a unanimous decision win over Miesha Tate at UFC Fight Night 198 in November.
Also on the card, a welterweight matchup will see the #14 ranked Santiago Ponzinibbio (29-4) fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. aims to defend his spot in the Top 15 against the surging Pereira. His opponent, Michel Pereira (26-11) fighting out of Las Vegas, NV. hopes to further cement his welterweight run and break into the rankings for the first time.
Among those weighing in are former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and her main event opponent Ketlen Vieira. Co-main welterweight competitors Michel Pereira and Santiago Ponzinibbio are also among the 22 fighters recording their official weight.
The full UFC Fight Night 206 weigh-in results include:
UFC Fight Night 206 MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Ketlen Vieira (136)
Michel Pereira (170) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (170.5)
Chidi Njokuani (185) vs. Dusko Todorovic (185.5)
Jailton Almeida () vs. Parker Porter ()
Tabatha Ricci (115) vs. Polyana Viana (116)
Eryk Anders (186) vs. Junyong Park (185.5)
UFC Fight Night 206 PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)
Alen Amedovski () vs. Joseph Holmes (185)
Uros Medic (156) vs. Omar Morales (155.5)
Jonathan Martinez (135.5) vs. Vince Morales (136)
Felipe Colares (145) vs. Chase Hooper (145)
Sam Hughes (115.5) vs. Elise Reed (115)