A UFC fighter missed weight Friday by a document quantity.
Rafael Alves weighed in at 157.5 kilos for a scheduled featherweight bout in opposition to Patrick Sabatini. The restrict for a non-title featherweight struggle in MMA is 146 kilos, so Alves weighed 11.5 kilos over the contracted mark. It was the largest weight miss in UFC historical past. Alves vs. Sabatini was faraway from Saturday’s UFC Battle Night time card as a result of lopsided miss.
Alves’ weight was so heavy Friday that he would have even missed weight if the bout had been contracted one division above, at light-weight or 155 kilos. The non-title light-weight restrict is 156 kilos.
In an Instagram story Friday after weigh-ins, Alves apologized for the miss and mentioned he fell ailing throughout his weight minimize.
The earlier UFC document for lacking weight was held by Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who weighed in 11 kilos over the restrict for a struggle in opposition to Vitor Belfort at UFC 142 on Jan. 14, 2012. The bout was contracted at middleweight with a non-title restrict of 186 kilos. Johnson weighed 197 kilos the day gone by. The bout nonetheless went on, with Belfort successful by first-round submission. Johnson, who debuted within the UFC at 170 kilos, later went on to compete at 205 kilos and as a heavyweight (265-pound restrict).
Three different fighters missed weight Friday morning, however their bouts will go on. Ketlen Vieira weighed 138 kilos, 2 kilos over the non-title girls’s bantamweight restrict. She’s going to forfeit 20% of her purse to opponent Yana Kunitskaya. Vieira vs. Kunitskaya is the scheduled co-main occasion Saturday.
Jared Gordon was 4 kilos obese, coming in at 150 kilos for a featherweight bout. He’ll forfeit 30% of his purse to opponent Danny Chavez. Drako Rodriguez was 4.5 kilos obese for a bantamweight bout, weighing 140.5 kilos. He’ll forfeit 30% of his purse to opponent Aiemann Zahabi.
The 2 essential occasion fighters, Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis, efficiently made weight Friday morning. Blaydes weighed 259 kilos and Lewis was 263 kilos for his or her heavyweight contender bout. ESPN has Blaydes ranked No. 3 and Lewis ranked No. 5 on the earth at heavyweight. UFC Battle Night time takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
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