Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Misses Weight By More Than Five pounds At UFC Sao Paulo
UFC Fight Night 137 is set to go down this Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. The event’s main card airs on FS1 at 10:30 p.m. ET, while the preliminary card bouts start at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and the undercard kicks off at 6:45 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
All the fighters stepped on the weight scale on Friday morning to get themselves ready for their Saturday’s bouts. The former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao who misses weight badly.
Barao supposed to make the 135-pound limit for his UFC Sao Paulo showdown against newcomer Andre Ewell this Saturday, and even with the one-pound allowance, Barao failed on the scale.
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The fight will go on with Barao will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Ewell. Renan (34-6, one no-contest), who had weight-cutting problems in the past, only won two of six fights since dropping the UFC title to T.J. Dillashaw back in 2014.
Check out the UFC Fight Night 137 Weigh-in results below:
Main Event: (FS1, 10:30 p.m. ET)
205 lbs.: Thiago Santos (203.7) vs. Eryk Anders (205.6)
170 lbs.: Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Carlo Pedersoli (170.3)
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey (205.6) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.3)
135 lbs.: Renan Barao (141.75) vs. Andre Ewell (135)
115 lbs.: Randa Markos (115.7) vs. Marina Rodriguez (115.4)
Preliminary card: (FS2, 8:30 p.m. ET)
155 lbs.: Christos Giagos (155.6) vs. Charles Oliveira (153.9)
155 lbs.: Evan Dunham (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
205 lbs.: Luis Henrique (204.8) vs. Ryan Spann (203.8)
265 lbs.: Augusto Sakai (265.6) vs. Chase Sherman (257.1)
Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass 6:30 p.m. ET)
170 lbs.: Sergio Moraes (170.8) vs. Ben Saunders (170.3)
125 lbs.: Marya Bueno Silva (125.4) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.6)
185 lbs.: Thales Leites (185.9) vs. Hector Lombard (185.7)
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.6) vs. Luigi Vendramini (170.4)
115 lbs.: Alex Chambers (115.8) vs. Livia Renata Souza (116)