The highly anticipated strawweight fight between Claudia Gadhela and Alexa Grassi has been called off.
The move came after Grasso missed weight by over five pounds. The fight was scheduled to take place on the main card of UFC 246, which is taking place tomorrow at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Alexa Grasso weighed in at 121.5lbs, whereas Gadhela weighed in an 115.5lbs during the official weigh-ins.
The fight was cancelled as the Nevada State Athletic Commission rules state that the weight difference between the two fighters shouldn’t be more than three pounds, but the Mexican was nearly double the contracted weight limit.
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 17, 2020
Claudia Gadhela disappointed after fight scrapped
Gadhela was extremely disappointed after her fight was scrapped. She took to social media to release a message for her fans.
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I worked so hard for this and I was so excited to put in a show for you all tomorrow but unfortunately my fight isn’t gonna happen because my opponent missed weight by 5.5 pounds. I still wanted the fight because I am a bad bitch but Nevada Commission athlete didn’t allowed the fight to happen. A big thanks for my coaches, teammates, family and whole team for the amazing camp!! We will be back!! Eu trabalhei tanto para essa luta e estava muito empolgada para lutar com o coração para vocês todos amanhã à noite, mas infelizmente minha luta não vai acontecer porque a minha adversária não bateu o peso. Eu aceitei lutar mesmo com a diferença de peso, porque sou lutadora de coração grande, mas a Comissão Atlética de Nevada não permitiu que a luta acontecesse. Obrigada @drfelipepereira pelo excelente trabalho, estamos caminhando para 5 anos de trabalho juntos e a gente só melhora!! Muito obrigada aos meus treinadores e parceiros de treino pelo excelente trabalho!! Vamos voltar mais fortes!! #teamcg #ufc246
“I worked so hard for this and I was so excited to put in a show for you all tomorrow but unfortunately my fight isn’t gonna happen because my opponent missed weight by 5.5 pounds.
“I still wanted the fight because I am a bad b*tch but Nevada Commission athlete didn’t aloud the fight to happen. A big thanks for my coaches, teammates, family and whole team for the amazing camp!! We will run it back!!” Gadhela wrote.
However, Gadhela will still receive her show money despite her fight being scrapped.
Gadelha is coming off of a decision win over Randa Markos at UFC 239. Prior to that, she lost to Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231. On the other hand, Alexa Grasso was coming off of a decision loss to Carla Esparza at UFC Fight Night 159.
That is to say, the card is headlined by Conor McGregor who will be making his UFC return after a fifteen-month layoff against Donald Cerrone.
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
125 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo