Kevin Lee misses weight ahead of UFC Atlantic City main event opposite Edson Barboza

Kevin Lee misses weight ahead of UFC Atlantic City main event opposite Edson Barboza

Lee has been deducted 20% of his purse as a result.

By John Balfe - 20 Apr 2018

Saturday’s UFC Atlantic City lightweight main event between Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza has been commuted to a catchweight bout following Lee registering a weight of 157-pounds at Friday’s weigh-ins.

Lee (16-3) appeared at the weigh-ins with five minutes remaining of the two-hour window and registered a weight one pound above the 156-pound limit. As a result, he will be docked 20% of his purse. His opponent, Edson Barboza, has accepted the the bout at a catchweight of 157-pounds. Earlier in the day, the Brazilian clocked in at 155.6-pounds on the scales.

Elsewhere on the card, Aspen Ladd also missed weight for her bantamweight match-up with Leslie Smith while Ulka Sasaki has been left without an opponent on the eve of the event after Magomed Bibulatov was forced to withdraw from the card citing a back injury.

Lee commented on the incident shortly after on Instagram, stating that this was the first time in his entire athletic career that he has missed weight.

C0-main event fighters Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson both made the featherweight weight limit without incident.

The full weigh-in results for UFC Atlantic City are:

  • 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 “Marreta” Santos (185.8)
  • Brett Johns (135.8) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.2)
  • Dan Hooker (155.6) vs. Jim Miller (155.4)
  • Alex Garcia (171) vs. Ryan LaFlare (170.6)
  • Magomed Bibulatov () vs. Ulka Sasaki ()
  • Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. Luan Chagas (170)
  • Corey Anderson (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.6)
  • Aspen Ladd (137.8) vs. Leslie Smith (135.4)
  • Merab Dvalishvili (135.2) vs. Ricky Simon (135.8)
  • Tony Martin (170.6) vs. Keita Nakamura (170.6)