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The whole point of employing a back-up fighter is to have a Plan B in case someone in the main event misses weight, which happened to be a real concern when you consider the “brutal” weight cuts typically done by the “heavy” Max Holloway.
As luck would have it, “Blessed” made the championship mark for his Brian Ortega title fight, which takes place this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2018) inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Replacement fighter Renato Moicano, however, did not.
Typically a stand-by fighter will receive his or her “show” purse, assuming they come in and make weight, as assigned. Since the Brazilian was unable to crack 146 pounds for the UFC 231 headliner — and because title fights don’t allow the usual one-pound allowance — it’s up to the promotion if they want to throw him a bone for at least giving it a try.
Holloway vs. Ortega is official, assuming nothing ridiculous happens between now and tomorrow night in Toronto, because we want to save those unexpected, heart-stopping moments for the actual fight.
Too much to ask these days?
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 231 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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Sijara Eubanks was supposed to fight in the TUF 26 Finale as one of the top finalists, but she wound up in the hospital from her weight cut, and Roxanne Modafferi ended up facing Nicco Montano instead.
Modafferi lost to Montano that night, and though Montano earned the inaugural women’s flyweight belt, she eventually lost it because… she could never again make weight. Meanwhile, Eubanks complained about the UFC being unprofessional when her match-ups got shuffled around, and yet today, when she stepped on the scale to weigh in for her UFC 230 rematch against Modafferi… she failed to make weight.
So, for those keeping score: Eubanks complained about the UFC being unprofessional, but was the epitome of unprofessional by failing yet again to make that flyweight cutoff.
I personally can’t weight for Eubanks to get cut and sent back to Invicta FC.
Anyway, here’s Eubanks tweet in response to her failure: