On Friday, May 12, the UFC held a ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC Charlotte, where the fighters faced off one last time before their highly anticipated bout. The event featured two of his women’s matches, both of which have qualified.
The first women’s bout on the card will be between Australian bantamweight veteran Jessica-Rose Clarke and Brazilian UFC newcomer Tainara Lisboa. Both athletes successfully weighed in at the initial weigh-in recently published in the WMMA rankings. At the ceremonial weigh-in, Clarke, weighing 135.5 pounds, faced Lisboa, weighing 134 pounds. It was a quiet confrontation, but both players showed intense expressions. Lisboa maintained a focused expression as she stared at Clarke, who returned her confident smile to her opponent.
The second women’s bout on the card is flyweight between South Korean Kim Ji-young and German fighter Mandy Bohm. As with the previous showdown, both athletes were already weighed at the initial weigh-in. However, this showdown was very heated. The two women were spitting mean words into each other’s faces. Kim, who weighs 126 pounds, has a slight advantage over Bohm, who also weighs 126 pounds. While Kim looked focused and determined as he stared at his opponent, Bohm seemed equally enthusiastic and ready.
The final showdown gave fans a glimpse of the women’s intensity and determination, setting the stage for what should be an exciting fight.
Jessica vs. Rose Clark vs. Tainara Lisboa and Jiyong Kim vs. Mandy Baum are both UFC Charlotte qualifiers and will air on ESPN+ beginning at 12:00 ET. The event will be held Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.