It wouldn’t be a fight card without some sort of weigh-in drama. UFC Winnipeg is just a day away but not everyone is going to be making it to the event. Don’t worry, Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos both made their weight, so the main event is still intact. However, both Tim Elliot’s opponent Pietro Menga and Ricardo Lamas’ opponent Josh Emmett didn’t make their weight. Menga could not weigh-in due to his cut already being at an unhealthy level, while Emmett just came in heavy. The fight with Lamas is still on at catchweight, but Menga will not fight Tim Elliott at Winnipeg.
Elliott will receive his show money
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 15, 2017
“I got to 131-pounds and the doctors wouldn’t let me continue cutting weight due to health risks. [Tim Elliott] was offered the fight still with weight difference and declined. [I am] devastated. I wanted to get back in the bath to try and cut more. Going to hospital for checks.” — Pietro Menga speaking to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.
It’s worth mentioning, that both fighters who couldn’t make weight were also late replacements. Other than those two hiccups, all of the fights on the card are going to go off without a hitch. As of right now, Tim Elliott of off the card and the no word of the UFC or his team seeking a replacement. It will be a big card for the welterweight division, as Lawler and dos Anjos fight for a number one contender position, while Mike Perry is battling Santiago Ponzinibbio to take his spot in the middle of the rankings. Check out the entire line-up for the card down below.
Robbie Lawler (170.5) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (170)
Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Josh Emmett (148.5)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (170.5) vs. Mike Perry (170)
Glover Teixeira (205) vs. Misha Cirkunov (205.5)
Jan Blachowicz (205.5) vs. Jared Cannonier (204)
Darren Stewart (185.5) vs. Julian Marquez (185)
Chad Laprise (170.5) vs. Galore Bofando (170)
Pietro Menga (failed to weigh-in) vs. Tim Elliott (125.5)
John Makdessi (153) vs. Abel Trujillo (155.5)
Alessio Di Chirico (185) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5)
FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Erick Silva (170.5) vs. Jordan Mein (169)
Nordine Taleb (170.5) vs. Danny Roberts (170.5)
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/15/2017.