Pena was the last fighter to weigh-in and stepped on the scale with just a minute left before the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation shut things down. She weighed in at 134.5 lbs, while her opponent Amanda Nunes weighed in at 135 lbs.
The last time a UFC champion arrived at the weigh-ins at the last minute was for UFC 274, where Charles Oliveira famously missed weight by half a pound and was stripped of his title.
There was no such controversy in Dallas. Kai Kara-France and Brandon Moreno also made weight without any issues. Both men came in at 124.5 lbs for their interim flyweight title fight.
Only two fighters on the undercard missed weight. Women's bantamweight contender Joselyne Edwards and welterweight Orion Cosce both came in 1.5 pounds over their respective divisional limit and will forfeit 20% of their purses to their opponents.
Watch the UFC 277 weigh-in highlights below:
Here's the full weigh-in results:
- Julianna Peña (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135)
- Brandon Moreno (124.5) vs. Kai Kara-France (124.5)
- Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254.5)
- Alexandre Pantoja (125.5) vs. Alex Perez (125.5)
- Anthony Smith (206) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (206)
- Alex Morono (171) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (171)
- Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Rafael Alves (155.5)
- Don’Tale Mayes (255) vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab (264.5)
- Drakkar Klose (155.5) vs. Rafa Garcia (155)
- Michael Morales (170.5) vs. Adam Fugitt (171)
- Joselyne Edwards (137.5) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (135)
- Nicolae Negumereanu (205) vs. Ihor Potieria (204)
- Orion Cosce (172.5) vs. Blood Diamond (169.5)
Daniel Cormier wonders if Julianna Pena was "just playing a game" weighing in last
Julianna Pena was the last fighter to step on the scales at the official UFC 277 weigh-ins. The women's bantamweight champion weighed in at 134.5 lbs, i.e., half a pound below the championship limit. However, her absence until the very last minute had Daniel Cormier questioning the quality of her cut.
During the official UFC weigh-in show, he said:
"To the minute. Final minute. Maybe the champ is just playing a game, like 'Hey guys, you gonna wait for me. It's my show, you're going to wait for me.' I dunno, she's a half pound under weight. If you're a half pound under weight you could have did that forty-five minutes ago. But if she's not ... she didn't look that bad, but if she's not, now she's given Amanda [Nunes] a two hour head start."
Watch Daniel Cormier discuss Julianna Pena's late weigh-in below: