LAS VEGAS – Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori is finally official after multiple weight class changes ahead of UFC Fight Night 196.

Fight week began with Costa (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Vettori (17-5-1 MMA, 7-3-1 UFC) scheduled as a middleweight contest. It was then moved to a 195-pound catchweight due to Costa’s poor weight management, then just hours prior to weigh-ins, was shifted again to light heavyweight.

Both men stepped on the scale Friday morning at UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-ins, and were able to hit the revised weight. Costa came to weigh-ins six minutes into the two-hour window, registering at 204.5 pounds. Vettori, meanwhile, came in later, 94 minutes into the session, and was 204.

Marvin Vettori (204) makes the revised main event weight and his fight with Paulo Costa (204.5) is now OFFICIAL.#UFCVegas41 | Full story:

— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 22, 2021

Watch the video above to see Costa and Vettori weigh in for UFC Fight Night 196 after a whirlwind leading up to Friday morning.

UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire card streams on ESPN+.


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