Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has missed weight ahead of his UFC Sao Paulo bout against UFC newcomer Andre Ewell.
Barao stepped on the scales at Friday’s weigh-ins to register a weight of 141.6 pounds, more than five pounds above the bantamweight limit for non-title bouts.
At one point in his career, the Brazilian fighter was on a 33-fight unbeaten streak but has now lost five of his last seven outings inside the octagon.
In July of last year ahead of a bout with Aljamain Sterling, Barao was informed by the California State Athletic Commission that they would not issue him a license to compete at 135 pounds given a series of incidents with making that weight in the past. The bout took place at a catchweight of 140 pounds. Sterling won the bout by unanimous decision.
Barao’s bout with Ewell will go ahead on Saturday but he will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to his opponent.
The rest of the fighters on the card made weight without incident.
The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos. Anders was drafted in to replace the injured Jimi Manuwa who tore a hamstring while jogging in the Brazilian city earlier this week. Santos, meanwhile, was himself a replacement for compatriot Glover Teixeira who withdrew from the card last month
The full weigh-in results for UFC Fight Night 137 are:
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)
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)
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)