With just over 24 hours to go until bell time, the Cage Warriors 173 fighters weighed in on Thursday morning at the Sycuan Casino Resort, under the auspices of the California State Athletic Commission.

In a highly anticipated main event, Karate stylist Bruno Souza (144.8lbs) makes his Cage Warriors debut, taking on a legend of the game in Wilson Reis (145.5lbs).

Making his return to the featherweight division after an unsuccessful title challenge at 135lbs, Roberto ‘Green Light’ Hernandez looked comfortable on the scales at 146lbs. He welcomes Javier ‘El Mariachi’ Garcia (145.9lbs) to the promotion in the co-main event.

Only main card opener Magomed Bayduev failed to hit his mark at the first time of asking, registering a weight of 138lbs even opposite opponent James Settle, who came in on weight at 135.9lbs.

In consultation with the commission, the bout will go ahead, subject to Bayduev weighing no more than 150lbs on the fight day weight check. He will be fined a percentage of his purse.

In a change to the previously announced line-up, Chace Eskam was not cleared by the commission and has been removed from his bout with Ilias Faquiri.

Stepping up at the eleventh hour to face Faquiri is Chris Owen, who will make his professional debut in a 198lbs catchweight contest.

The full CW 173 weigh-in results are as follows…

Cage Warriors 173: San Diego | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass

Main Card – 20:00 (PT) | 23:00 (ET) | 04:00 (BST) | 05:00 (CEST)

Featherweight: Bruno Souza (144.8lbs) vs Wilson Reis (145.5lbs)
Featherweight: Javier Garcia (145.9lbs) vs Roberto Hernandez (146lbs)
Featherweight: Brandon Carrillo (144.5lbs) vs Damon Wilson (145.6lbs)
Featherweight: Diego Bigelow (145.7lbs) vs Xavier Vines (144.9lbs)
Bantamweight: Magomed Bayduev (138lbs*) vs James Settle (135.9lbs)

Prelims – 18:30 (PT) | 21:30 (ET) | 02:30 (BST) | 03:30 (CEST)

Heavyweight: Chadricc Kindle (227.3lbs) vs Sean Rose (265.1lbs)
Lightweight: Joseph Perez (155.6lbs) vs Anthony Desilva (155.8lbs)
Bantamweight: Miguel Peimbert (134.9lbs) vs Steve Mora (135.8lbs)
Catchweight (198lbs): Ilias Faquiri (197.8lbs) vs Chris Owen (196lbs)

Cage Warriors 173: San Diego will air live on UFC Fight Pass and international broadcast partners.