Former No.1 contender Kevin Lee has missed weight for his UFC Atlantic City light-weight main event bout vs Edson Barboza.
Kevin Lee, who was scheduled to fight Edson Barboza on Saturday nights main event was the last man to step on the scale for the official weigh ins. The other 24 fighters stepped on the scale in the first 40 minutes of the two hour window and all but one of them made weight. Kevin Lee missed the 155 mark by 2 pounds and stepped onto the scale with a mere two minutes left on the clock.
Now the fight will commence as a catch-weight bout at 157 pounds. Barboza, who has made weight accepted the catch-weight bout without any hesitation. Consequently, Kevin Lee will forfeit 20 percent of his purse.
Kevin Lee has struggled to make the 155 mark previously. In his UFC 216 Interim title bout vs Tony Ferguson, he had to weigh in twice to make the championship weight. It is to be noted that, Kevin Lee has long been an advocate of the proposed 165-pound division.
Aspen Ladd, who faces Leslie Smith, was the only other fighter to miss weight for the event. While, Magomed Bibulatov vs Ulka Sasaki – this fight on the other hand was scrapped after Bibulatov pulled out of the fight after citing a back injury.
Below are the results of the official weigh-in
Edson Barboza (155.6) vs. Kevin Lee (157)
Frankie Edgar (145.6) vs. Cub Swanson (145)
Chase Sherman (247) vs. Justin Willis (265.4)
David Branch (186) vs. Thiago Santos (185.8)
Aljamain Sterling (135.2) vs. Brett Johns (135.8)
Jim Miller (155.4) vs. Dan Hooker (155.6)
Ryan LaFlare (170.6) vs. Alex Garcia (171)
****Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki – Fight CANCELLED****
Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. Luan Chagas (170)
Corey Anderson (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.6)
Leslie Smith (135.4) vs. Aspen Ladd (137.8)
Merab Dvalishvili (135.2) vs. Ricky Simon (135.8)
Tony Martin (170.6) vs. Keita Nakamura (170.6)
UFC Fight Night 128: Atlantic City will be live on Sony ESPN on Sunday Morning in India.