Fighters took to the scales in Gdansk, Poland early on Friday to weigh in for their UFC Fight Night 118 competitions. All fighters came in under the allowed limit of their contracted weight with the exception of one fighter.
Veteran Sam Alvey stepped on the scales with an official weight of 189, which was three pounds over for his non-title middleweight bout. Alvey stepped in as a late replacement to fight Ramazan Emeev on 10 days notice repacing Emeev’s originally scheduled opponent, Trevor Smith.
Alvey took the fight on short notice knowing that it would be a tough cut to get down to 186 and believed he would be able to make the weight. However, the short notice and walking around “north of 220” pounds when he accepted the fight proved to be too much for the fighter. Alvey and Emeev’s fight is still scheduled to take place. However, Alvey was hit with a fine of 20% of his fight purse for missing weight, which will go to Emeev.
Check out the rest of the fighters weights for their contracted bouts via MMA Weekly:
Main Card (3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT on UFC Fight Pass)
Donald Cerrone (170) vs. Darren Till (170)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs. Jodie Esquibel (114)
Jan Błachowicz (204) vs. Devin Clark (205)
Oskar Piechota (185) vs. Jonathan Wilson (186)
Prelims (11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT on UFC Fight Pass)
Marcin Held (156) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (155)
Anthony Hamilton (256) vs. Adam Wieczorek (233)
Damian Stasiak (134) vs Brian Kelleher (135)
Sam Alvey (189) vs. Ramazan Emeev (185)
Artem Lobov (145) vs. Andre Fili (145)
Salim Touahri (171) vs. Warlley Alves (171)
Lina Lansberg (134) vs. Aspen Ladd (136)
Felipe Arantes (145) vs. Josh Emmett (145)
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/20/2017.