The fix is simple and right before our eyes. Weight classes should stay the same and fighters literally step on the scale after their walkout and before they step in the cage. Add a 225lb division for the small HWs and let em bang. Most recent protocol as of 06.08.2018 A fighter must weigh in at or below the limit for the weight class as they step into the cage to fight If a fighter is over, they immediately lose a point as they would if they committed a foul If a fighter is over, they also lose a percentage of their purse equivalent to the delta between the designated weight class and the next weight class up For example, if the fight is at WW and the fighter weighs in at 177.5 lbs, they lose 50% of their purse since the 7.5 lbs they're over is exactly 15% of the delta between WW and MW If they're over the limit for the next weight class up, they lose two full points in the scoring Each miss forces the fighter to compete at the weight class above them before they can compete at the weight class in which they missed weight Each subsequent miss adds the same number of required bouts at the higher weight class If the fighter misses by such a large margin that they're weighing in over the limit of the next weight class up, they get an automatic lifetime ban on competing at the weight class in which the violation took place Add a 225lb division for the current LHWs that would probably have to go up a class to compete In the event of a championship fight miss, the fighter in violation can't win the title due to the fact that they'll have to fight up a weight class during their next bout All these rules would be agreed upon before the fight and during the contractual process so there would be no mystery as what would transpire as the fighters weigh in cageside. There would be no cancellations, EVER. Both fighters would agree to the rules and the incentives for making weight + the disincentives for missing would be so high, that adjustments would surely be made. In a hypothetical situation where Till showed up at 190 on fight night, Wonderboy would get his full purse and a 2 point advantage entering the contest. Any fighter with more than a single testicle would welcome that advantageous position.