A few other interesting weight notes. Daniel Cormier weighed 247 pounds on fight night after weighing in at 236.5 on Friday. Miocic was 233 after being 230.5 on Friday. Sodiq Yusuff weighed 169.2 after weighing in at 145. He was 15.9 percent over the contracted weight class.
Manny Bermudez will be moved up in weight to featherweight by the UFC, sources told ESPN. Bermudez weighed 164.8 pounds on fight night Saturday for a 140-pound catchweight bout at UFC 241, an increase of 17.7 percent. The bout with Casey Kenney was initially scheduled for bantamweight, but the UFC bumped it up to 140 hours before weigh-ins because of the hard weight cut. Kenney, meanwhile, weighed 145 pounds on fight night — and still won by unanimous decision. Bermudez had nearly 20 pounds on him.
Kyoji Horiguchi, who in June added the Bellator bantamweight championship to the Rizin belt he already owned, was stopped in just 67 seconds by Kai Asakura on Sunday in a nontitle bout at Rizin 18 in Nagoya, Japan. For Horiguchi (28-3), No. 6 in ESPN's 135-pound rankings, the loss snapped a 13-fight win streak. Asakura (13-1) has won five straight.