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Every UFC event in history with three or more weigh-in misses

Making weight is part of the job of a mixed martial artist.

Throughout the sport’s history, many fighters have experienced weigh-in day blunders on the scale. Whether they attempted to cut too much, mismanaged their weight loss goal, or experienced a medical issue, there are a number of reasons that may cause fighters to step on the scale above their contracted weights.

Many events see all competitors make weight without issue, but a fighter or two coming in heavy isn’t uncommon. However, there are rare instances that see three or more tip the scale too heavy, causing dramatic moments the day before the fights. Four is the high mark, which has occurred on four occasions.

Scroll below to see which UFC events, in chronological order, saw three or more misses.

UFC Fight Night 60: 3 fighters miss

Weigh-in date: Feb. 13, 2015
Fight venue: 1STBANK Center
Location: Broomfield, Colo.

Fighters who missed weight:

  • Middleweight – Patrick Walsh (191.5)

  • Flyweight – Chris Kelades (127)

  • Lightweight – James Moontasri (158)

UFC Fight Night 96: 3 fighters miss

John Lineker
John Lineker

Weigh-in date: Sept. 30, 2016
Fight venue: Moda Center
Location: Portland, Ore.

Fighters who missed weight:

  • Bantamweight – John Lineker (136.5)

  • Lightweight – Alex Oliveira (161.5)

  • Featherweight – Hacran Dias (148.5)

UFC 206: 3 fighters miss

UFC Fight Night 121: 4 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN 1: 3 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN+ 22: 3 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN 10: 4 fighters miss

UFC Fight Night 182: 3 fighters miss

UFC 257: 3 fighters miss

UFC Fight Night 185: 4 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN 24: 3 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN 28: 3 fighters miss

UFC on ESPN 28 weigh-in
UFC on ESPN 28 weigh-in

Weigh-in date: July 30, 2021
Fight venue: UFC Apex
Location: Las Vegas

Fighters who missed weight:

  • Bantamweight – Nicco Montano (143)

  • Welterweight – Phil Rowe (173.5)

  • Bantamweight – Ronnie Lawrence (did not weigh in)

UFC Fight Night 193: 3 fighters miss

UFC Fight Night 199: 3 fighters miss

UFC 279: 3 fighters miss

UFC Fight Night 214: 4 fighters miss

Grant Dawson
Grant Dawson

Weigh-in date: Nov. 4, 2022
Fight venue: UFC Apex
Location: Las Vegas

Fighters who missed weight:

  • Lightweight – Grant Dawson (157.5)

  • Bantamweight – Benito Lopez (138.5)

  • Flyweight – Carlos Candelario (128.5)

  • Bantamweight – Ramona Pascual (137)

UFC Fight Night 231: 3 fighters miss

Eduarda Moura
Eduarda Moura

Weigh-in date: Nov. 3, 2023
Fight venue: Ginasio Do Ibirapuera
Location: Sao Paulo

Fighters who missed weight:

  • Lightweight – Ismael Bonfim (159.5)*

  • Bantamweight – Victor Hugo (138.5)*

  • Women’s strawweight – Eduarda Moura (119.5)

*Fight canceled after official weigh-ins

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie