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Nolan King and Ken Hathaway

UFC 296 video: Leon Edwards, Colby Covington make weight for welterweight title fight

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 296 main event title fight is official after the welterweights made weight Friday.

Ahead of UFC 296, which takes place Saturday at at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, welterweight champion Leon Edwards (21-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) and challenger and ex-interim champ Colby Covington (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) stepped on the scale at the official weigh-ins.

Covington, who sounded hoarse likely from the weight cut, weighed in under the welterweight championship limit at 169.5 pounds. Minutes later, Edwards took the scale and hit 170 pounds exactly.

Check out the video from their trips to the scale above.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 296.

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