Halloway and Ortega ready for lightweight showdown at UFC 231, Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk also make weight

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Halloway and Ortega ready for lightweight showdown at UFC 231, Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk also make weight

Max Holloway and Brian Ortega ready for lightweight showdown at UFC 231 in Toronto, Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk also make weight for their co-headlining flyweight duel

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Halloway and Ortega ready for lightweight showdown at UFC 231, Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk also make weight

SHOWS: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (DECEMBER 7, 2018)(UFC - BROADCASTER AND DIGITAL: MUST COURTESY 'UFC') 1.

INTERIOR SCOTIABANK ARENA - SITE OF UFC 231 2.

LIGHTWEIGHT CHALLENGER BRIAN ORTEGA (USA) WALKING IN FOR WEIGH IN 3.

ORTEGA WEIGHING IN AT 145 POUNDS (65.8 KILOGRAMS) 4.

LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP MAX HOLLOWAY (USA) WALKING IN FOR WEIGH-IN 5.

HOLLOWAY WEIGHING IN AT 144.5 POUNDS (65.5 KGS) 6.

HOLLOWAY AND ORTEGA STARING EACH OTHER DOWN 7.

WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT CHALLENGER (TITLE IS VACANT) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK (POLAND) WEIGHING IN AT 124 POUNDS (56.2 KGS) 8.

WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT CHALLENGER VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO (KYRGYZSTAN-PERU) WEIGHING IN AT 123.5 POUNDS (56.0 KGS) 9.

JEDRZEJCZYK AND SHEVCHENKO STARING EACH OTHER DOWN STORY: UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega both made weight Friday (December 7) for this weekend's main event of UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The Americans were originally slated to fight at UFC 226 in July but Holloway was pulled from the bout during fight week for exhibiting concussion-like symptoms. The 27-year-old Holloway (19-3), a kickboxer, has won 12 consecutive bouts since losing a decision to Conor McGregor in 2013 and earned finishes in nine of those contests.

Jiu-jitsu fighter Ortega (14-0, 1 No Contest), also 27-years-old, is undefeated and has shown an ability to knockout his opponents.

The co-headlining matchup will be for the vacant women's flyweight title between Valentina Shevchenko (15-3), of Kyrgyzstan and Peruvian descent, and Poland's Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-2).

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