Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com’s live coverage of the UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum weigh-ins from Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico kicking off at 6 PM eastern time. The event airs on Saturday on FS1 at 10 PM eastern time. Preliminary card action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 PM eastern time before moving over to FS1 at 8 PM eastern time. This will be the UFC’s debut in Monterrey, and the Octagon’s third overall trip to Mexico.
The event will be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout as Neil Magny fights for the fifth time in 2015, taking a short-notice bout as an injury replacement for Matt Brown, to take on Kelvin Gastelum, who makes his return to the welterweight division. Both men are competing in their first headline bout as UFC competitors. In the co-main event, it will be former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas taking on the last man standing from the original “Ultimate Fighter”, Diego Sanchez, who moves down to 145 pounds, the fourth weight class he has competed in during his UFC career. Also on the card is a flyweight title eliminator as Jussier Formiga takes on Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo, as well as the finals of this season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2”.
MAIN CARD (FS1- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT):
Neil Magny (171) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (171)
Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Diego Sanchez (145)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Henry Cejudo (126)
Erick Montano (169) vs. Enrique Marin (170) – TUF: Latin America 2 Welterweight Finals
Horacio Gutierrez (154) vs. Enrique Barzola (155) – TUF: Latin America 2 Lightweight Finals
Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Leandro Silva (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1- 8 PM ET/5 PM PT):
Erik Perez (136) vs. Taylor Lapilus (136)
Hector Urbina (171) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (170)
Scott Jorgensen (135.5) vs. Alejandro Perez (135.5)
Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Andre Fili (145)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT):
Vernon Ramos (170) vs. Alvaro Herrera (171)
Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Polo Reyes (155)
Valmir Lazaro (156) vs. Michel Prazeres (155)
*Everyone made weight with no issues, including Gastelum and Cejudo, who have had previous issues, and Sanchez, who was moving down to featherweight for the first time.