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Charles Oliveira misses weight by nine pounds for UFC Fight Night 98

Charles Oliveira misses weight by nine pounds for UFC Fight Night 98


Charles Oliveira was to meet Ricardo Lamas at featherweight tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night 98. Instead, the Brazilian fighter weighed in today at lightweight, 155 pounds.  The early weigh-ins took place this morning at JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City. The ceremonial weigh-ins take place at 6 p.m. ET at Mexico City Arena, which also hosts Saturday’s FS1-televised event.

Charles Oliveira misses weight by nine pounds for UFC Fight Night 98

Charles Oliveira misses weight by nine pounds for UFC Fight Night 98

The Oliveira-Lamas fight is still a go however as Oliveira has been fined 30 percent of his purse, which goes to Lamas, and he’s not permitted to weigh more than 165 pounds on fight night.

Full UFC Fight Night 98 weigh-in results below:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (154)
Marcin Held (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (155)*
Martin Bravo (155) vs. Claudio Puelles (156) – “TUF 3: Latin America” lightweight tournament final
Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Rashid Magomedov (156)
Heather Jo Clark (116) vs. Alexa Grasso (116)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Felipe Arantes (138) + vs. Erik Perez (136)
Marco Beltran (139) vs. Joe Soto (140)
Max Griffin (171) vs. Erick Montano (170)
Henry Briones (136) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (133)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Sam Alvey (186) vs. Alex Nicholson (186)
Marco Polo Reyes (155) vs. Jason Novelli (156)
Chris Avila (146) vs. Enrique Barzola (146)

* – Oliveira missed weight by nine pounds; the bout is still on
+ – Arantes missed weight by two pounds; the bout is still on

You can watch the ceremonial weigh-ins at 6pm EST below:

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