Willian Souza DWCS fight cancelled

10 pounds over weight, Willian Souza DWCS fight cancelled

Dana White’s Contender Series returns on Tuesday and one fight has already been removed from the card.

The DWCS Season 6: Week 1 co-headliner between Willian Souza and Farid Basharat has been cancelled after Souza came in 10 pounds over the maximum weight allowed for a non-title bantamweight fight.

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) cancelled the bout per its rules on weight overages, which forbids weight differences of more than nine pounds for fighters between 135-147 pounds, NAC Executive Director Jeff Mullen told MMA Fighting during the official weigh-ins for Tuesday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

It was the biggest weight miss in the history of the Contender Series, which previously was seven pounds by Victor Reyna in 2019.

DWCS Season 6 – Week 1 weigh-in results below:

Ozzy Diaz (186) vs. Joe Pyfer (185)
Farid Basharat (136) vs. Willian Souza (146)*
Anton Turkalj (205) vs. Acacio dos Santos (201)
Dennis Buzukja (146) vs. Kaleio Romero (146)
Alessandro Costa (126) vs. Andres Luna Martinetti (126)

* Souza vs. Basharat cancelled

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