Two fights at UFC 230 have now been changed to catchweight bouts, as both Sijara Eubanks and Brian Kelleher missed weight for their fights tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.
Eubanks missed the 125-pound mark for her scheduled women's flyweight fight against Roxanne Modafferi tomorrow night, stepping on the scale on Friday 1.2 pounds over the flyweight limit at 127.2 pounds. The 33-year-old has had weight-cutting related issues in the past, suffering kidney failure while trying to make weight for her women’s flyweight title fight against Nicco Montano last November, and was replaced by Modafferi.
It’s a rare for miss for Kelleher, who during his current stint in the UFC has never had a problem making the bantamweight limit. He weighed in one-pound over the 135-pound limit for his fight against Montel Jackson, and much like Eubanks he will have to forfeit 20% of his fight purse to his opponent. Kelleher last fought at UFC 212 in May, losing to John Lineker by third round knockout.
UFC 230 takes place tomorrow night, November 3rd, at Madison Square Garden. A heavyweight title fight between current champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Derrick Lewis will headline the card.