The UFC on FOX 26 official weigh-ins are in the books, and unfortunately we had a couple of incidents in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Co-headliner Josh Emmett was 2.5 pounds over the featherweight limit for his short-notice fight against Ricardo Lamas, so he’ll be fined 20% of his purse, which will go to Lamas.
On the preliminary card, newcomer Pietro Menga didn’t even show up at the weigh-ins, as he was well over the flyweight limit for his matchup against Tim Elliott. He is currently at a local hospital.
Menga told MMA Fighting’s Guillherme Cruz that he “got to 131 and the doctors wouldn’t let me continue cutting weight due to health risks,” and that Elliott “was offered the fight still with weight difference and declined.” It was bad timing for Menga, as he was reportedly at 155 pounds when he accepted the fight, and was looking to tryout for the featherweight group on season 27 of The Ultimate FIghter.
Elliott did make weight at 125.5 lbs, so he’ll get his show money, but he also wants his win money.
I should not get half my pay because other fighters can't do their jobs, first opponent got injured, seconds missed weight. pic.twitter.com/4IwgGEmenS— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) December 15, 2017
A rough one for Elliott, whose original opponent, Justin Scoggins, pulled out with an injury, and now the replacement didn’t make weight and Elliott was uninterested in a catchweight.
You can watch the official weigh-ins at the top of the page, courtesy of MMA Fighting. The ceremonial weigh-ins start at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT at the bottom of the page.
Here are the full weigh-in results:
Main Card (FOX, 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
Preliminary Card (FS1, 5 PM ET/2 PM PT)
Jan Blachowicz (205.5) vs. Jared Cannonier (204)
Darren Stewart (185.5) vs. Julian Marquez (185)
Chad Laprise (170.5) vs. Galore Bofando (170)
Nordine Taleb (170.5) vs. Danny Roberts (170.5)
John Makdessi (153) vs. Abel Trujillo (155.5)
Alessio Di Chirico (185) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT)