Charles Oliveira has been stripped of his light-weight world title after lacking weight forward of his struggle with Justin Gaethje on the extremely anticipated UFC 274.
The struggle will go forward, however the light-weight title is now vacant resulting from Oliverira’s weight concern.
On the weigh-in, Gaethje weighed in and not using a hitch, coming in at 155lbs, however then Oliveira stepped as much as the scales and registered half a pound over the 155lb restrict.
The Brazilian was then given one hour to make weight, as per the Arizona fee guidelines, however after returning, he as soon as once more did not get under the restrict, weighing in at 155.5lbs.
A spokesman from the UFC then addressed these in attendance on the weigh-in and defined how the occasion would proceed.
“The struggle continues to be on and the title is at present vacant,” the spokesman stated. “If Charles wins the struggle tomorrow evening, he’ll win the struggle, however the belt will likely be vacant.
“If Justin Gaethje wins the struggle tomorrow evening, he’ll win the championship.”
This can be a large flip of occasions on condition that Oliveira was the favorite heading into Saturday’s struggle on the Footprint Heart in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Oliveira has a historical past of lacking weight, however he has not had an issue since returning to the light-weight division in 2017.
The Brazilian is on a ten struggle win streak within the UFC and he received the light-weight title towards Michael Chandler final 12 months.
To comply with up, Oliveira then beat Conor McGregor’s conqueror, Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 in December.
Oliveira additionally holds the UFC file for many submissions (15) and most finishes (18).
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