UFC Brasilia is headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira and is set to take place this weekend in Brasilia, Brazil.
The card will be co-headlined by a welterweight bout featuring former 2-division title challenger Demian Maia and rising contender Gilbert Burns. Other notable fights on the card will feature the likes of Renato Moicano, Johnny Walker, Nikita Krylov, Francis Trinaldo, Jussier Formiga, Brandon Moreno and more.
The official weigh-ins took place this morning with 24 fighters stepping on the scales for UFC Brasilia card. Unfortunately, Kevin Lee did not make the weight, stepping on the scales 2.5lbs heavier than is permitted.
“Per @raphamarinho, Kevin Lee hit 158.5 pounds on the scale. He missed weight by a lot after the official weigh-in window. Curious to see what happens here.”
This was also confirmed by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter on his official Twitter account shorly after:
“Lee will have one hour to try and cut the additional 2.5 lbs per @raphamarinho“
UFC Brasilia has had its fair share of misfortune, after it was announced that the event will be converted into a closed-door event. This means that there will be no fans in attendance for it.
The rest of the fighters were able to make the weight and the event is now good to go. See the official weigh in results for UFC Brasilia below:
UFC Brasilia Main Card
- Lightweight: Kevin Lee (158.5) vs. Charles Oliveira (156) – Lee missed weight
- Welterweight: Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Gilbert Burns (170.5)
- Lightweight: Renato Moicano (155.5) vs. Damir Hadzovic (155)
- Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker (206) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)
- Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo (156) vs. John Makdessi (155)
UFC Brasilia Preliminary card
- Flyweight: Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
- Strawweight: Randa Markos (116) vs. Amanda Ribas (115.5)
- Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (170)
- Bantamweight: Rani Yahya (136) vs. Enrique Barzola (136)
- Flyweight: Maryna Moroz (126) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (126)
- Flyweight: Bruno Silva (125.5) vs. David Dvorak (126)
- Bantamweight: Veronica Macedo (135.5) vs. Bea Malecki (136)
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 13th March, 2020.