Khamzat Chimaev has missed fat for the most important party at UFC 279, coming in 7 1/2 kilos in excess of the welterweight restrict and throwing his showdown with Nate Diaz into question.
Chimaev, the Chechen-born Swede viewed as one of blended martial arts’ best climbing stars, weighed 178.5 kilos Friday early morning at the UFC Apex Gymnasium in Las Vegas. That is far about the non-title body weight limit of 171 kilos.
The UFC didn’t promptly announce no matter whether Diaz or Chimaev will stay on the pay out-for each-watch card, either in two new bouts or versus every other at a catchweight that would necessarily mean an tremendous improve in pay for the 37-year-old Diaz.
Chimaev shrugged his shoulders and smiled when explained to of his body weight — and moments later on, he posted a joking meme about lacking fat on his Twitter account.
The total 7 days in Las Vegas has featured bizarre conduct from the 28-yr-previous Chimaev. He reportedly received into a physical battle with undercard fighter Kevin Holland before the UFC 279 information conference on Thursday, forcing the marketing to scrap the celebration.
Diaz could be offered a alternative battle with fellow veteran welterweight Tony Ferguson, who is scheduled to struggle Li Jingliang at UFC 279. Ferguson created bodyweight Friday morning.
There are 3 Canadians on the card: Calgary featherweight (Necessarily mean) Hakeem Dawodu, bantamweight Chad (The Monster) Anheliger of Airdrie, Alta., and Montreal welterweight Yohan (White Lion) Lainesse.
Dawodu (13-2-1) will take on American Julian (Juicy J) Erosa (27-9-) whilst Anheliger (12-5-) faces China’s Heili (The Mongolian Knight) Alateng (15-8-2) and Lainesse (8-2-) satisfies American Darian Months (5-2-).
Dwodu missed the non-title featherweight restrict of 146 lbs, weighing in at 149.5 lbs. A portion of his purse will go to Erosa as a outcome.