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UFC 227 fight night weights: All but six fighters come in over CSAC regulations

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  1. Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    UFC 227 fight night weights: All but six fighters come in over CSAC regulations

    UFC 227 was a great night in the Octagon, but perhaps not on the scales.

    Of the 24 fighters who competed on the card Saturday in Los Angeles, just six weighed within California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) regulations on fight night, per a document obtained from CSAC by MMA Fighting.

    CSAC rules state that any fighters who come in higher than 10 percent above their contracted weight class in a fight-day weight check can be recommended to move up a division in the future. At Staples Center, 18 fighters — three-quarters of the card — came in above that 10-percent marker.

    The biggest jump in weight from weigh-ins to fight day belonged to Alex Perez, who was 126 pounds Friday and fought at 146.5 pounds Saturday — an increase of 16.3 percent. Right behind him was Brett Johns, who weighed 135.2 pounds Friday and jumped up 16.2 percent to 158 pounds Saturday.

    Perez defeated Jose Torres by first-round knockout at UFC 227, while Johns fell to Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision.

    The six fighters to come in below the 10-percent mark on fight day were Cody Garbrandt, Cub Swanson, Kevin Holland, Weili Zhang, Danielle Taylor and Wuliji Buren. Zhang was the only one of those six to win her fight Saturday, but it was against Taylor.

    Interestingly, Garbrandt weighed the same amount on fight day as Demetrious Johnson, who fights in the division below Garbrandt. Perez weighed 4.6 pounds more than Garbrandt did, though Perez is a flyweight and Garbrandt is a bantamweight.

    Thiago Santos held a 16.5-pound weight advantage over Holland. T.J. Dillashaw held a 7.5-pound weight advantage over Garbrandt; Johns held a 7-pound weight advantage over Munhoz; and Renato Moicano weighed 5.5 more pounds than Cub Swanson. In every other fight, the competitors were fairly close to each other in weight.

    Despite coming in 16.3 percent above the weight class, Perez only held a 3.5-pound weight advantage over Torres, who weighed 143 pounds on fight night — 13.5-percent increase.

    CSAC doctors have yet to determine which fighters, if any, they will recommend to move up a weight class. A previous CSAC study showed that 30 percent of fighters are above that 10-percent mark on fight nights, though subsequent studies have stated that it’s closer to half.

    UFC guidelines say that fighters should check in on fight week — typically Tuesday before a Saturday event — within 8 percent of their weight class. The UFC Performance Institute released a collection of data in June stating that for peak performance and health that fighters should stay within 10 percent of their weight class on fight nights and not make extreme weight cuts via severe dehydration.

    Main card (PPV)

    T.J. Dillashaw (135 pounds to 149.5 pounds = 10.7%) def. Cody Garbrandt (134.7 to 142 = 5.2%)

    Henry Cejudo (124.5 to 141 = 12.8%) def. Demetrious Johnson (125 to 142 = 13.6%)

    Renato Moicano (146 to 165.5 = 13.4%) def. Cub Swanson (145.2 to 160.5 = 9.9%)

    J.J. Aldrich (115.8 to 130.5 = 12.5%) def. Polyana Viana (115 to 129.5 = 11.6%)

    Thiago Santos (185.5 to 209.5 = 12.6%) def. Kevin Holland (184.7 to 193 = 3.8%)

    Prelims (FX)

    Pedro Munhoz (135 to 151 = 11%) def. Brett Johns (135.2 to 158 = 16.2%)

    Ricky Simon (135.2 to 152 = 11.8%) def. Montel Jackson (136 to 152 = 11.8%)

    Ricardo Ramos (135.5 to 153.5 = 12.9%) def. Kyung Ho Kang (136 to 154 = 13.2%)

    Sheymon Moraes (146 to 164 = 12.3%) def. Matt Sayles (145.7 to 165 = 13%)

    Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)

    Alex Perez (126 to 146.5 = 16.3%) def. Jose Torres (125 to 143 = 13.5%)

    Weili Zhang (115.5 to 127 = 9.5%) def. Danielle Taylor (115.4 to 124.5 = 7.3%)

    Marlon Vera (135.5 to 150 = 10.3%) def. Wuliji Buren (135.5 to 149.5 = 9.9%)

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/8/...ut-six-fighters-come-in-over-csac-regulations
     
  2. so creamy Banned Banned

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    That's very interesting stuff. Thanks

    So much for the "Cejudo was a whole weight class bigger than DJ" narrative
     
  3. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    Well there goes the MM is too small for BWs bullshit. He weighed the same weight as Garbrandt in the cage. Better cling to the money excuse harder now.

    This info should be mandatory for every event.
     
  4. Thug Rose Green Belt

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    Dj weighs the same as cody. thats interesting.
     
  5. Threetrees BLM

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    This information suggests that Garbrandt is small relative to the weight class not that DJ is big
    The difference in styles is what determines why one would be okay fighting as a smaller man
    Not to mention height and reach considerations

    That said I agree with you that he should have considered moving up
     
  6. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Looks like Cody is planning the move down to flyweight already. He knew he was gonna lose.
     
  7. johncola Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    That Cejudo weighed less than DJ showed that you can't visually see weight to any degree of accuracy, because Henry for sure looked heavier.
     
  8. Headkicktoleg Titanium Belt

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    Lol DJ confirmed ducking BW
     
  9. Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    Most FLW fighters could literally cut to 125 and rehydrate enough to fight @BTW... funny about DJ crying about being the small guy.
     
  10. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Very interesting that Cody weighs pretty much what an average flyweight weighs. Perhaps he could move down? There's not much left for him at BW, and he could probably run through the FLW division with his power.
     
  11. beephin Red Belt

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    Crazy to think MM actually weighed more than Cejudo. Cejudo definitely looked like the bigger fighter to me. Think we all know where Mighty Mouse carries a lot of his weight then..







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  12. beephin Red Belt

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    I love that the CSAC does this. Very interesting data. Cool to see how much fighters weigh when they’re actually fighting and not just on the scale. Would love to see data like this on a fight card with the bigger divisions.
     
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    DJ confirmed 4 ducking Bantamweight.
     
  14. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    Cody needs to drop a class

    Its consistent how much every fighter in each weight class gains overnight. Crazy these dudes are hitting those cuts w/o the IV bags. The gains were way worse when those were around. Heavier guys could pack on another 8-10lbs giving them a 20lb plus gain overnight.

    I cut weight for a show with a buddy that fought LHW. His wife was a nurse and gave him bags after weig-ins. I watched him get to 235lbs before bed and was utterly shocked.
     
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    good info, thanks for sharing. wish all commissions would weigh fighters on fight night and make that weight public knowledge.
     
  16. Chagaev Brown Belt

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    If these numbers are accurate, the bitching about TJ's weight is pure ducking.
     
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    Cody galbrandt is naturally a 125er at 5'8? Wow.
     
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    damn, MM is huge. also cody doesn't cut much weight at all
     
  19. tommi462 Purple Belt

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    So TJ weighed 150 on fight night, yet it would be so easy for him to make 125 that the UFC would be ready to book him in a title fight without even testing that weight cut out first? Man, that's just retarded.

    Well, Cejudo solved that...

    BTW, didn't DJ once claim to walk around at 137 or something like that? His fight night weight was 142 now, so probably out of camp he must be a lot more than that.
     
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    All these weight cutters taking everything I never worked for


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