HIDALGO, Texas – For the first time, the UFC has touched down in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas for UFC Fight Night 94, and once again, MMAjunkie is “On the Ground” in the latest new UFC market.
Today, all 24 fighters stepped on the scale to make Saturday’s bouts official, and all 24 made weight without issue. Lightweight headliners Michael Johnson (16-10 MMA, 8-6 UFC) and Dustin Poirier (20-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) hit their marks at 154.5 and 156 pounds, respectively.
The day closed down with the UFC Fight Night 94 ceremonial weigh-ins, at which Derek Brunson (15-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Uriah Hall (12-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) got up close and personal ahead of their middleweight fight – but not as feisty as we thought they might get. Instead, it was Johnson and Poirier who needed some major separation during their face-off.
MMAjunkie assistant editor Matt Erickson recaps the day from inside State Farm Arena. Check out the video above.
UFC Fight Night 94 takes place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.