UFC head to Maine for the first time with the UFC Fight Night 47 card, which is headlined by a light heavyweight attraction between top ranked Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux. The bout marks the second UFC main event of Bader’s career, while this is St. Preux’s highest profile bout since joining the promotion in 2013.
Bader comes into the bout fresh off a victory over former Strikeforce champion Rafael Feijao in June, his fifth win in his last eight and his second consecutive win. He will look to make it three straight against the #10 ranked St. Preux, who has gone 4-0 since joining the UFC as part of the Strikeforce merger. ‘OSP’ has finished his last three opponents, and has suffered just one loss in his last 14 outings.
In the co-main event, Ross Pearson will meet Gray Maynard in a bout between two highly respected lightweights eager to get back to winning ways. Pearson, a former TUF 9 winner, is coming off one of the biggest robberies in UFC history after losing out on the judges’ scorecards to the surprise of many against Diego Sanchez. The loss marked his first in his last four bouts, and the Brit will look to avoid going the distance against Maynard.
Maynard is a former title contender who has been on a rough patch and looked to get back to his prime. Once considered one of the toughest fighters at 155lbs, Maynard has lost three of his last four bouts, including knockout losses inside the first round in his last two. Originally slated to fight Fabricio Camoes on the card, ‘The Bully’ will instead meet Ross Pearson in a higher-profile bout.
Also on the main card is a middleweight attraction between Tim Boetsch and Brad Tavares, with both fighters looking to get back on track in a talent stacked division. Seth Baczynski, fresh off a Fight of the Night performance, meets UFC debutant Alan Jouban, while Shawn Jordan faces Jack May in the heavyweight division. Kicking off the main card is the featherweight debut of Thiago Tavares, who takes on Robbie Peralta.
The undercard also features some noteworthy bouts, with flyweight contenders Zach Makovsky and Jussier Formiga squaring off, as well as a women’s bantamweight bout between Olympic medalist Sara McMann and Invicta champion Lauren Murphy.
Here are the full weigh-in results for the card.
Main Card: FOX Sports 1 (10pm ET/7pm PT)
Light heavyweight bout: (#8) Ryan Bader (205) vs. (#10) Ovince St. Preux (205)
Lightweight bout: (#12) Gray Maynard (156) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
Middleweight bout: (#14) Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Brad Tavares (185)
Welterweight bout: Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Alan Jouban (170)
Heavyweight bout: Shawn Jordan (260) vs. Jack May (247)
Featherweight bout: Thiago Tavares (146) vs. Robbie Peralta (146)
Preliminary Card: FOX Sports 2 (8pm ET/5pm PT)
Flyweight bout: (#6) Jussier Formiga (126) vs. (#9) Zach Makovsky (125)
Women’s bantamweight bout: (#4) Sara McMann (135) vs. Lauren Murphy (135)
Middleweight bout: Tom Watson (185) vs. Sam Alvey (185)
Bantamweight bout: Nolan Ticman (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)