Anthony Smith Misses Weight As Main Event Back Up Fighter At UFC 283 Weigh-Ins

The UFC's back up plan for the pay-per-view (PPV) headliner didn't work out as hoped.

Anthony Smith
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Anthony Smith has missed weight as the UFC’s planned back up fighter for the UFC 283 pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend. The show will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Glover Teixiera and Jamahal Hill. The pair will be competing for the vacant 205-pound championship in the featured bout of the night.

However, just in case one of those men ended up missing weight, the UFC hired Smith to cut weight and be ready just in case he needed to step in for the title opportunity. Luckily for the UFC, both Teixeira and Hill made championship weight, locking in the main event for Saturday night.

Anthony Smith Misses Weight For UFC 283

Anthony Smith tipped the scales at 209 pounds this morning, four pounds above the championship weight limit oAs f 205.  Thankfully, his services weren’t ultimately needed, meaning this will have to impact on the card whatsoever. All the action is still set to go down from Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tomorrow night.

You can check out the full UFC 283 weigh-in results here below:

Main Card:

  • Light heavyweight: Glover Teixeira (205) vs. Jamahal Hill (205) for vacant Light Heavyweight title
  • Flyweight: UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Interim Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno (125)
  • Welterweight: Gilbert Burns (170) vs. Neil Magny (171)
  • Flyweight: Jessica Andrade (125) vs. Lauren Murphy (125.5)
  • Light heavyweight: Paul Craig (205) vs. Johnny Walker (205)


  • Light heavyweight: Ihor Potieria (205) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
  • Middleweight: Gregory Rodrigues (186) vs. Brunno Ferreira (185)
  • Lightweight: Thiago Moises (155.5) vs. Melquizael Costa (155)
  • Heavyweight: Shamil Abdurakhimov (263) vs. Jailton Almeida (232)
  • Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim (171) vs. Mounir Lazzez (170.5)
  • Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim (156) vs. Terrance McKinney (156)
  • Welterweight: Warlley Alves (171) vs. Nicolas Dalby (170)
  • Featherweight: Zarah Fairn (146) vs. Josiane Nunes (145.5)
  • Bantamweight: Luan Luiz Lacerda (136) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
  • Bantamweight: Saimon Oliveira (136) vs. Daniel Marcos (136)
Published on January 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm
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