The UFC's all-action main event for UFC Vancouver is official.
Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje both made weight on Friday for their headlining lightweight bout. Cerrone hit the scale at 155.5 pounds, the same as Gaethje. The UFC Vancouver main card airs Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Cerrone's second for weigh-ins Friday morning was his 1-year-old son, Dacson. The child, whose nickname is "Danger" after Cerrone's adrenaline-junkie tendencies, has been a fixture at his father's fights over the last year-plus. Cerrone is 3-1 with Danger cageside.
Cerrone (36-12, 1 NC) is coming off a second-round TKO (doctor's stoppage) loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 in June. The New Mexico resident holds the most wins (23) and finishes (16) in UFC history. Cerrone, 36, is ranked No. 4 by ESPN among MMA lightweights. "Cowboy" is a surefire future UFC Hall of Famer, but he remains one of the best fighters to never win a UFC title.
Gaethje (20-2) has won two in a row, both by first-round knockout. The Arizona native is considered one of the most exciting fighters in the world. In his 22 career fights, only two have gone to decision. Gaethje, 30, is ranked No. 5 by ESPN among lightweights. He's 3-2 in the UFC and has won $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses in each of those bouts.
Exciting prospect Michel Pereira weighed in at 172 pounds, one pound over the non-title fight welterweight limit. He will forfeit 20 percent of his purse to opponent Tristen Connelly and the bout will go on. Every other fighter on the card made weight.