UFC 299 fighters face slightly different weigh-in rules under Florida commission

The early morning weigh-ins for UFC 299 on Friday will look slightly different than usual.

The Florida Athletic Commission confirmed to MMA Fighting that the weigh-ins will still take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time like usual but this time around all fighters will be required to hit the scale during the first hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. rather than having two full hours to make weight.

The second hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. “will be for those participants that did not make the contracted weight to get back on the scales.”

The Florida Athletic Commission confirmed the weigh-in rule changes to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from Cageside Press about a different plan for the weigh-ins.

Typically fighters have that two-hour window in the morning to make weight but commissions vary on rules about allowing athletes a second opportunity to make weight if they are unable to hit contracted weight the first time around.

Florida has changed things up to require all fighters to weigh-in during that first hour but then automatically giving them a second hour to make weight before the official proceedings close.

The UFC 299 early morning weigh-ins will stream live on Friday morning on MMA Fighting.

The card takes place at the Kaseya Center with bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley defending his belt against Marlon “Chito” Vera in the main event with Dustin Poirier clashing with Benoit Saint Denis in a lightweight showdown in the co-main event.