Dern Misses Weight, Fight In Jeopardy
A story that seems almost constant for the UFC, happened at Friday’s UFC 224 official weigh-in, as a fight may be lost to the scale.
Mackenzie Dern, who has failed to miss weight twice in her career, did so by seven pounds on Friday, putting her strawweight fight with Amanda Cooper in jeopardy.
Dern, who has been undefeated in her MMA career, weighed in with over an hour remaining and wouldn’t be able to lose seven pounds in sixty minutes. And while Cooper and her team can decide to fight at catchweight, its unknown if that’s what they want to do, or how much of Dern’s purse would be given to Cooper and as a fine from the Brazilian MMA Commission.
Check out UFC 224 weigh-in results below.
Main card (PPV at 10 p.m ET)
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135)
Ronaldo Souza (186) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (185)
Mackenzie Dern (123)* vs. Amanda Cooper (116)
John Lineker (136) vs. Brian Kelleher (136)
Vitor Belfort (184) vs. Lyoto Machida (186)
Cezar Ferreira (186) vs. Karl Roberson (185)
Alexey Oleynik (235) vs. Junior Albini (266)
Davi Ramos (156) vs. Nick Hein (156)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) vs. Sean Strickland (170)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Sultan Aliev (171)
Thales Leites (186) vs. Jack Hermansson (186)
Alberto Mina (171) vs. Ramazan Emeev (171)
Markus Perez (186) vs. James Bochnovic (186)
*Dern missed weight