UFC 174 heads to Rogers Centre in Vancouver, Canada, where Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his UFC flyweight title for a fourth time against highly touted Russian Ali Bagautinov in the main event. With Johnson riding a five fight win streak and Bagautinov winning 11 in a row, this card will host two of the very best 125-pounders on the planet.
The co-main event will shape the welterweight title picture as #2 ranked Rory MacDonald squares off with #3 ranked Tyron Woodley in a crucial three round battle. Both fighters will look to emerge victorious impressively, and – despite Dana White stating otherwise – the victor could go on to fight Johny Hendricks next.
Ryan Bader will hope to put together a two fight winning streak after going 2-2 in his last four, but faces a dangerous opponent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight kingpin Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante. Both fighters are on the cusp of contendership, meaning each fighter will need to make a statement in order to finally move into the upper echelon of the 205lbs division.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski returns to the promotion for the first time since 2008, and will meet a dangerous striker-cum-grappler in Brendan Schaub. Arlovski has lost just once in his last seven outings, while Schaub is riding an impressive two fight win streak where he showed his full arsenal of attacks. Kicking off the main card will be a light heavyweight tilt between Canadian Ryan Jimmo and ever-improving Ovince St. Preux, with Jimmo looking to overtake the dangerous St. Preux in the 205lbs rankings.
Here are the full weigh-in results for the card.
Main Card: Pay-per-view (10pm ET/7pm PT)
UFC flyweight title bout: (c) Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. (#4) Ali Bagautinov (124.5)
Welterweight bout: (#2) Rory MacDonald (171) vs. (#3) Tyron Woodley (170.5)
Light heavyweight bout: (#9) Ryan Bader (205) vs. (#12) Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante (204.5)
Heavyweight bout: Andrei Arlovski (249.5) vs. (#13) Brendan Schaub (238)
Light heavyweight bout: (#14) Ovince St. Preux (205.5) vs. Ryan Jimmo (204.5)
Preliminary Card: FX (8pm ET/5pm PT)
Welterweight bout: Daniel Sarafian (171) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (170)
Women’s bantamweight bout: Valerie Letourneau (134.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135)
Bantamweight bout: Yves Jabouin (136) vs. (#8) Mike Easton (135)
Lightweight bout: Kajan Johnson (155) vs. Tae Hyun Bang (156)
Preliminary Card: UFC Fight Pass (7pm ET/4pm PT)
Bantamweight bout: Roland Delorme (135) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135)
Lightweight bout: Jason Saggo (155.5) vs. Josh Shockley (155.5)