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Cage Warriors 94 Weigh-in Results: Ilia Topuria Misses Weight for Title Shot

The vacant Cage Warriors Fighting Championship bantamweight title was to be on the line Saturday on Cage Warriors 94, as Belgium top contender Brian Bouland faces undefeated Spanish prospect Ilia Topuria.
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Video: Yoel Romero Holds The Record For Missing Weight In Title Fights

Check out this quick video explainer to catch you up on the latest weigh-in craziness at UFC 225.

Mixed martial arts fans are no stranger to last minute injuries, but these days its the scale that seems to be the biggest enemy of fighters making it into the cage. We almost lost our UFC 225 main event between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero because Romero was .2 of a pound over, but fortunately everything has worked out. Yoel Romero is no longer eligible to win the middleweight strap, but the fight will go on for five full rounds at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The whole thing is a bad look for the UFC and Romero. Yoel becomes the first fighter in UFC history to miss weight for multiple title shots – he missed weight at UFC 221 for an interim middleweight fight against Luke Rockhold earlier this year. The UFC probably shouldn’t have let someone unable to make 185 fight for the title, but they did and now they’re reaping the rewards of that decision.

It’s all explained above in this exclusive SBNation video that walks you though the latest weigh-in debacle to hit the UFC.

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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not hold up his end of the bargain on his first attempt.
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UFC 225 Weigh-in Results: Yoel Romero Misses Weight for Title Fight

New Zeland’s Robert Whittaker (185) has made championship weight to meet Yoel Romero in one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest pay-per-views in 2018 to date. Unfortunately, Romero did not hold up his end of the bargain on his first attempt.
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Fat Darren Till Gorges on Fish and Chips, Fails to Make Weight

Hometown hero Darren Till was supposed to face top ranked Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 130 tomorrow in a welterweight clash that could’ve had serious implications for the welterweight division.

Instead, the Liverpool, England-native gets to fight before his home crowd as a middleweight who failed to make the welterweight cutoff because he’s a chubby layabout.

Seriously, why is the UFC pushing this guy?

Till stepped onto the scale for today’s weigh-ins at 174.5 pounds. This wouldn’t normally be so egregious… except Till has publicly bragged how big he is for the division, and how much that size helps him.

The fight will, however, go on, with Thompson’s team forcing some steep stipulations on the Brit.

Size advantage or no, Till is still facing someone with much more experience and striking savvy. So maybe those extra helpings of fish and chips won’t help him…

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‘Prime Time’ Confident About Weight Issues Heading Into UFC 226

Uriah Hall continues to regroup after missing weight for his bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 124 back in January and being hospitalized for acute kidney failure and a mini seizure.

It was truly a scary moment for Hall.

As Hall gears up for his return to the Octagon opposite undefeated middleweight contender Paulo Costa at UFC 226 on July 7 from Las Vegas, Nevada, he believes that his weight troubles are a thing of the past. After coming to grips with his physical needs, “Prime Time” is ready to turn over a new leaf.

“I’m a lot better now because I understand what was the issue and I’m attacking it,” Hall told MMAjunkie earlier this week in Las Vegas.

“As I get older, I’m forgetting that I’m not young,” Hall continued. “So my body is like, ‘Hey bro, we can’t do the same stuff we do.’ So, sleeping is one of them that I’m starting to do more, because I don’t sleep. Just small, basic things that my body is catching up to. It’s just mainly being disciplined.”

UFC president Dana White blasted Hall for going out and partying the week before his botched weight cut earlier this year. While White caught some heat for his remarks, he may have been right. If Hall can limit his extracurricular habits and give his body what it needs then he could finally cash in on the elite potential he possesses.

It all starts with UFC 226. Hall will have to be at his best, both physically and mentally, to overthrow one of the biggest wrecking balls in the division.

“He’s somewhat talented, but he’s hungry, so that makes me want to train even harder,” Hall said. “First fight didn’t happen for whatever reason, but I’m working on the diet part of it. And the training I switched up to focus on things that I haven’t, really.

“My body is one of the main things I neglected, because youth will leave you. My mindset and my pride was like, I’m fine, but as an athlete, you’ve got to work around that. You can’t just have one dimension to say I’m going to tough through it. You’ve got to have the responsibility to say, all right, there’s certain things that are not working in my favor. What can I do to adjust and move forward?”

Hall is coming off a Performance of the Night knockout finish over middleweight staple Krzysztof Jotko, while Costa stopped former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks via second-round TKO back on November.

UFC 226 will be headlined by a heavyweight superfight between current divisional champion Stipe Miocic and UFC light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. The main card will also feature a featherweight clash between current champion Max Holloway and undefeated contender Brian Ortega.

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Fat Darren Till Gorges on Fish and Chips, Fails to Make Weight

Hometown hero Darren Till was supposed to face top ranked Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 130 tomorrow in a welterweight clash that could’ve had serious implications for the welterweight division.

Instead, the Liverpool, England-native gets to fight before his home crowd as a middleweight who failed to make the welterweight cutoff because he’s a chubby layabout.

Seriously, why is the UFC pushing this guy?

Till stepped onto the scale for today’s weigh-ins at 174.5 pounds. This wouldn’t normally be so egregious… except Till has publicly bragged how big he is for the division, and how much that size helps him.

The fight will, however, go on, with Thompson’s team forcing some steep stipulations on the Brit.

Size advantage or no, Till is still facing someone with much more experience and striking savvy. So maybe those extra helpings of fish and chips won’t help him…

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White On Till: ‘You Shouldn’t Be Missing Weight In Your Hometown’

While Darren Till’s main event clash with Stephen Thompson tomorrow (Sun., May 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England, is still scheduled to take place as of now, missing weight by 3.5 pounds is not a good look for the young Englishman.

Not only does Till have to hand over 30 percent of his fight purse to “Wonderboy,” who weighed in on point at 171 pounds, but he also has to weigh no more than 188 pounds tomorrow morning in order for the headliner to move forward as planned.

Considering Till has been known to walk around at upwards of 210 pounds, making 188 pounds after a full day of eating and drinking is no small task. That’s why UFC president Dana White was so disappointed in Till after learning about the young contender’s botched weight cut.

“Not the situation I was expecting to be in right now, especially in his hometown,” White told MMAjunkie following UFC Fight Night 130 ceremonial weigh-ins. “You shouldn’t be missing weight in your hometown. Now we’ve got to sweat this thing all night, because he’s got to weigh 188 pounds tomorrow at 1 o’clock when he gets on the bus. So, not a good position to be in.”

White added that should Till weigh more than 188 pounds it will be up to Thompson’s team to work out terms for a new agreement. That is no guarantee, so fight fans may wake up to bad news tomorrow.

Hopefully Till can keep the weight off this glorious Memorial Day weekend because anything outside of a “Wonderboy” vs. “Gorilla” showdown would be very disappointing.

Stick with Mania for ongoing updates on the situation.

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Max Holloway: I Would Have Made Weight Had NYSAC Not Pulled Plug

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight king Max Holloway agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight on just six days’ notice after the Dagestani’s previous scheduled opponent, Tony Ferguson, had to withdraw after suffering a freak injury on set during a promotional event for UFC 223
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Brazilian Fighter in Coma From Weight Cut

While head trauma and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) seem to be the medical issue du jour plaguing the sport, there’s another problem nipping at the heels of fighter safety.

I am of course talking about weight cutting.

We’ve had so many UFC fights scrapped because of failed weight cuts. Uriah Hall fell prey to a bad cut recently, and the reason Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t faced Tony Ferguson already is because of one. It’s a real problem.

Sadly, MMAFighting has some news about a Brazilian minor league fighter who’s been in a coma because of a weight cut gone bad.

Mark my words, this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.

As per MMAFighting:

MMA fighter Alexandre Pereira Silva continues to fight for his life in Brazil.

Silva was preparing to make his professional MMA debut at Shooto Brazil 80 in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 28 when he had complications while cutting weight and was rushed to a hospital on weigh-in day.

Silva’s father, Magno Pereira, spoke with MMA Fighting on Thursday and gave more details on his son’s current condition. Silva suffered multiple seizures while cutting weight and suffered a heart attack in the hospital, and has been in a coma for two months, Pereira said.

Silva was recently transferred to the Sao Francisco de Assis hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Pereira, Silva suffered rhabdomyolysis, which caused internal bleeding, and he had a blood clot in the brain. Doctors told Pereira and his wife, Eliane Silva, that the MMA fighter would need a miracle to survive when he first arrived in the hospital.

Silva is currently battling an infection, Pereira said, and his organs that stopped working recently are now functioning again. There’s still a risk that Silva could go in a vegetative state. He remains in critical condition in the intensive-care unit.

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