The official results are in, and not everybody made weight ahead of UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor.
NEW YORK — The UFC’s greatest card to date took a couple of hits today, as two fighters missed weight, causing a last-minute fight cancellation.
Thiago Alves failed to make weight ahead of his debut at lightweight (155 lbs) and stepped onto the scales weighing 162.6 lbs. The New York State Athletic Commission requires fighters to be within five pounds of each other, and so Alves’ opponent, Jim Miller, was forced to rehydrate back up to 157.6 lbs, making the bout a 163 lbs catchweight fight. Alves will surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Miller.
Kelvin Gastelum failed to step on the scales during the official weigh-ins and was therefore was unable to make weight. Unfortunately, his opponent Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had already weighed in at 170.4 lbs and did not have the opportunity to rehydrate, causing the highly-anticipated fight between Gastelum and Cerrone to be cancelled.
All other fighters made weight and the complete results can be viewed below:
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view, 2 p.m. AEST)
Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez (154.6) vs. featherweight champ Conor McGregor (154.4) – for lightweight title
Champ Tyron Woodley (169.8) vs. Stephen Thompson (169) – for welterweight title
Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (114.4) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.4) – for strawweight title
Yoel Romero (185.6) vs. Chris Weidman (185.8)
Donald Cerrone (170.4)+ vs. Kelvin Gastelum (n/a)+
Raquel Pennington (135.8) vs. Miesha Tate (135.6)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Fox Sports, 12 p.m. AEST)
Frankie Edgar (145.4) vs. Jeremy Stephens (145.8)
Michael Johnson (155.8) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.8)
Tim Boetsch (185.4) vs. Rafael Natal (185.4)
Vicente Luque (170.6) vs. Belal Muhammad (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 11 a.m. AEST)
Thiago Alves (162.6) vs. Jim Miller (157.6) – 163-pound catchweight
Liz Carmouche (134.8) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (135)
UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York and will be available to Australians on Foxtel’s Main Event at 2pm on November 13th (AEST).
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