My first competition in BJJ is coming up in a couple of days and I've registered for the -75kg weight division (165lbs). I'm at 173 lbs at the moment. My istructor spoke to me yesterday and I've been presented with two problems. One, there aren't going to be any weigh-ins. Too many competitors and they're trying to get the whole competition finished in a single day. Two, because the weight class I've registered for is stacked and I'm one of the bigger 165 lbs competitors, I might be asked to fight at the -85kg division [190 lbs (ironically my initial weight when I started BJJ)]. I'm being faced with a moral dilemma. If I'm put in the 165 lbs division and I don't lose any more weight, I'll be seven pounds over (although, that would have been the weight i'd be competing at). I'm thinking to cut the weight, as if there were weigh-ins, just to be a good sport, but I'm reluctant to put my body through that if they might throw me in the weight division higher. Note that I've been dieting and exercising for about a month and have gone from 190 lbs to 173 lbs, so I'm pretty beat. What do you think? Has any competition you've participated in done something similar to this (no weigh-ins, put you in a higher weight class for lack of competitors)? Thanks. Edit:- I requested to compete at the higher weight class, but I was told that that's no longer an option. No changes are permitted, now. Them putting me in the higher weight class would be considered a "last minute thing".