Not only did Yoel Romero fail to make weight for his UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) title fight against Robert Whittaker, “The Soldier of God” had to be carried from the scale after weighing 185.2 on his second attempt.
“Yoel Romero just walked by us, assisted by two members of his team on each side,” veteran reporter Marc Raimondi wrote on Twitter. “He was visibly and audibly in pain. Scary stuff.”
Romero originally came in at 186 pounds but did not have the one-pound allowance afforded in non-title fights, so the Cuban returned to his weight-cutting ways for another two hours, which no doubt took a toll on his 41-year-old body.
No telling yet if “The Reaper” will make good on this promise or instead agree to battle Romero in what would have to be a three-round non-title fight, or if the interim championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington gets promoted to headliner.
Still lots of moving parts to this UFC 225 puzzle.
Rising Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern didn’t fare too well on the scales earlier today (Fri., May 11, 2018) for her bout with Amanda Cooper at UFC 224 this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, missing weight by seven pounds.
In the above video courtesy of MMA Fighting, Dern can be seen extending her hand for a shake twice. Once before her staredown with Cooper and another time after the two broke eye contact. To Dern’s surprise, Cooper denied both of her handshakes like a trug gangster.
Dern came in seven pounds over weight while Cooper did what she was supposed to do to hit the strawweight benchmark. If there was ever a time to snub an opponent of a friendly handshake this was it.
Only time will tell if Dern’s significant weight advantage will play a factor in the two’s showdown tomorrow night on UFC 224’s pay-per-view (PPV) main card. Dern will be looking to push her undefeated professional record to 7-0 while Cooper attempts to steal the Brazilian’s momentum and set herself apart at 115 pounds.
And here’s ppvs for 2014-2016 from the 2016 lenders presentation. Interesting to note it looks like some got lazy & just copied & pasted mmapayouts numbers for everything before UFC 195. Elsewhere in the doc they make it clear at least 193 & 189 did less than shown here pic.twitter.com/HdLsyFUZcq
Bellator MMA is less than 24 hours away from its Bellator 192: “Rampage vs. Sonnen” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) and CMT, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (Jan. 20, 2018) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Prior to this weekend’s big show, which also features “Prelims” bouts on ParamountNetwork.com, the promotion sent all 38 fighters to the scale for the official Bellator 192 weigh ins.
Of course, no weigh-in event is complete without the corresponding staredowns, and Bellator 192 is no exception. Watch Quinton “Rampage” Jackson come nose-to-nose with Heavyweight opponent Chael Sonnen, along with all the other fighters, in the embedded video player above.
With just more than 24 hours to go, UFC Fight Night 124 has lost its co-main event, as middleweight Uriah Hall failed to step on the scales earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) for official weigh ins (full results here).
UFC broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald announced that Hall could not step on the scale at the end of the weigh-in window, but offered no reason for the disappearance. As a result of Hall’s inability to make weight, his anticipated showdown with former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been scrapped from the card.
According to a recent report by MMAjunkie’s John Morgan, Hall was apparently one pound away from the 186-pound threshold before medical issues forced him to stop cutting weight.
I’m told Hall was only one pound off, with everything looking good, before complications forced his removal for medical reasons. #UFCSTL
This is an unfortunate turn of events not only for Hall, who was on the cusp of his most high-profile Octagon appearance to date, but also Belfort, who was planning on walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA) after this weekend in St. Louis.
Hall revealed earlier this week in an interview with MMAjunkie that his “body shut down” last month, so maybe that had something to do with his weight-cut struggles. For what it’s worth, “Prime Time” has never failed to successfully make weight in his UFC career.
As a result of the co-main event fallout, Michael Johnson’s featherweight debut opposite Darren Elkins will now be moved to the main card.
Stick with Mania for further updates on Hall’s condition.
The place is here, Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy, and the time is now. The weigh ins for the Bellator 190 “Carvalho vs. Sakara” event tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. 9, 2017) officially went down today as Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (14-1) puts his title on the line against regional favorite Alessio Sakara (19-11, 2 NC).
Due to this being an international fight card a live weigh-in stream is not available — however we will update the official results below:
Bellator 190: “Carvalho vs. Sakara” Weigh-In Results:
Rafael Carvalho (184.6) vs. Alessio Sakara (184.2) Lena Ovchynnikova (124.4) vs. Alejandra Lara (125) Brandon Girtz (156) vs. Luka Jelcic (155.6) Mihail Nica (155.6) vs. Carlos Miranda (156.0) Gregory Babane (185.2) vs. Tony Zanko (185.0)
Bellator Kickboxing 8 Weigh-In Results:
Raymond Daniels (171.5) vs. Giannis Boukis (171.6) Joe Schilling (185.2) vs. Filipino Verlinden (185.8) Piergiulio Paolucci (161.6) vs. John Wayne Parr (162.8) Kevin Ross (149.4) vs. Hamza Imane (149.5) Gabriel Varga (145.8) vs. Roberto Gheorghita (145.6)
MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 190: “Carvalho vs. Sakara” tomorrow night (Sat. Dec. 9, 2017), with the main card LIVE on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin collide for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, The Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight championship of the world this Sat. night (Sept. 16, 2017) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, live by way of HBO pay-per-view (PPV).
Before that happens, both pugilists must take the stage in “Sin City” for the official Canelo vs. Golovkin weigh ins, which begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. ET in the embedded video player above.
Boxing is all the rage these days, particularly in the mixed martial arts (MMA) circles, thanks to Conor McGregor’s gritty performance against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last month in Las Vegas (see it).
But this one is for the purists.
For much more on the upcoming “Canelo vs. Golovkin” boxing spectacle, which airs the same night as UFC Fight Night 116: “Rockhold vs. Branch” (more on that here), be sure to hit up our comprehensive boxing news archive by clicking here.
The place is here, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the time is now. The weigh ins for the Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4” event tomorrow night (Fri., Apr. 21, 2017) are officially set to go down today for a main event to renew an old rivalry between Featherweight champion Daniel Straus and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.
Streaming video of Bellator 178’s weigh-ins can be found above at 5 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, we will update the official results below:
Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4” (Spike TV):
Daniel Straus () vs. Patricio Freire () Ilima-Lei Macfarlane () vs. Jessica Middleton () Ryan Quinn () vs. Saad Awad () A.J. McKee () vs. Dominic Mazzotta () Nick Alley () vs. Kastroit Xhema () Don Shainis () vs. Max Kelleher () Regivaldo Carvalho () vs. Jason Perrin () Kemran Lachinov () vs. Sam Watford () John Lopez () vs. Remo Cardarelli () Chris Foster () vs. Shane Manley () Thomas English () vs. Blair Tugman () Jordan Young () vs. Tim Caron () Ed Ruth () vs. David Mundell () Tyrell Fortune () vs. Branko Busick () Billy Giovanella () vs. Joshua Ricci ()
MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 178: “Straus vs. Pitbull 4″ tomorrow night (Fri., Apr. 21, 2017), with the televised portion airing LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET and “Prelims” undercard bouts airing at 7 p.m. ET.
Due to Higo missing the contracted weight for their title fight, the main event has now been changed to a three round non-title fight. Full weigh in results are available below.
Bellator 177: “Dantas vs. Higo” (Spike TV):
Eduardo Dantas (134.6) vs. Leandro Higo (139.0) Daniel Weichel (145.0) vs. John Teixeira (145.6) Lena Ovchynnikova (124.6) vs. Helen Harper (126.2) Anthony Taylor (147.4) vs. Adam Borics (144.4)
Bellator Kickboxing 6 (Spike TV):
Zoltan Laszak (166.1) vs. Karim Ghajji (168.7) Joe Schilling (187.8) vs. Alexandru Negrea (186.5) Raymond Daniels (170.2) vs. Csaba Gyorfi (167.6) Jorina Baars (142.7) vs. Irene Martens (140.5) Gabriel Varga (145.4) vs. Gabor Gorbics (145)
MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 177: “Dantas vs. Higo” tomorrow (Fri., Apr. 14, 2017), with the televised portion airing on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
As the weigh ins have just wrapped up, it appears UFC Fight Night Fortaleza is upon us.
The card will be held in Fortaleza Brazil and will headed by a 5 round middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum. While Gastelum is notorious for missing weight at 170, he had no problem hitting the 185lb weight limit on the nose earlier today. Belfort also made weight at 186 lbs.
Gastelum is coming off of a 3rd round K.O. that sent Tim Kennedy into retirement and Vitor is coming off back to back losses. However, both fighters are looking for a W.
Probably the most overlooked match on the card is a 155lb bout between Edson Barboza and Beneil Dariush. Except for a 3″ reach advantage, both fighters are pretty much identical, but more importantly, both fighters can “bang.”Barboza is a stand up wizard who won knockout of the year in 2012 when put the lights out on Terry Etim before he ever hit the ground.
While Beneil is no slouch on the feet, you can bet he either wants to get this fight to the ground or up against the fence. In my opinion, Beneil is the more well rounded fighter. He needs to continue to pressure Barboza throughout the fight and not spend too much time in open space. Either way this will be a fine fight to watch and could put one of these fighters in the conversation with the best in the division.