Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com’s live coverage of the UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux weigh-ins from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee kicking off at 5 PM eastern time. The event airs on Saturday on FOX Sports 1 at 10 PM eastern time. Preliminary card action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 PM eastern time before moving over to FOX Sports 2 at 8 PM eastern time. This will be the third event held in the city of Nashville, and the first since UFC On FX 1 in January 2012.
The event is headlined by a five-round light heavyweight bout as former title challenger Glover Teixeira looks to end his two-fight losing skid when he meets former University Of Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux, winner of seven of his last eight bouts. In the co-main event, it is a lightweight battle between two men riding four-fight win streaks as Michael Johnson takes on Beneil Dariush. Also on the main card is an interesting bout in the women’s bantamweight division as former Olympian Sara McMann takes on Amanda Nunes.
Ray Borg weighed in .75 over and didn’t look too surprised. He did not try to make the weight and will forfeit 20% of his purse.
Sara McMann looked really surprised at her .5 pound over. She did not strip down as the men did before her. They did reference Gina Carano is the only woman who has before.
MAIN CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Glover Teixeira (205.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (206)
Michael Johnson (155.5) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Sam Alvey (186)
Jared Rosholt (237) vs. Timothy Johnson (265)
Sara McMann (136.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (136)
Ray Borg (126.75!!!) vs. Geane Herrera (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 2- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Uriah Hall (185.5) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5)
Chris Camozzi (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (185)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) vs. Willie Gates (126 – 126.5 on first try)
Frankie Saenz (136) vs. Sirwan Kakai (136 – 136.5 on first try. Had to remove the shorts!)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT):
Chris Dempsey (204.5) vs. Jonathan Wilson (205)
Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Roman Salazar (135)
Anthony Christodoulou (156) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5)