UFC Brasilia: Lee Misses Weight, Will Still Fight Oliveira
As time was winding down, nerves were all over the place. With UFC Brasilia already closed off to fans, would there be any more unfortunate news surrounding the event? It appear that it is the case, as Kevin Lee did not make weight for his fight against Charles Oliveira.
Lee (18-5) came in at 158.5, over the lightweight limit of 155. The commission would not allow him to lose the necessary weight to make the bout official after he was only able to cut 0.5 pounds. Oliveira still accepted the fight. As a result, Lee will give up a percentage of his purse.
On a one-fight win streak, Lee is hoping to dominate the lightweight divison once again. His last fight was a knockout-win over Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 in November. This is not the first time he has missed weight. In an Atlantic City fight against Edson Barboza in 2018, Lee missed weight, but still won the bout.
UFC Brasilia, taking place inside the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brazil, is still on despite a number of events around the sports world getting postponed or cancelled altogether. Brasilia governor Ibaneis Rocha banned large gatherings due to the coronavirus.
Here are the full results from the weigh-ins:
UFC Brasilia Main Card: (ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)
Kevin Lee (158.5)** v. Charles Oliveira (156)
Demian Maia (170.5) v. Gilbert Burns (170.5)
Renato Moicano (155.5) v. Damir Hadzovic (155)
Johnny Walker (206) v. Nikita Krylov (206)
Francisco Trinaldo (156) v. John Makdessi (155)
UFC Brasilia Prelims (ESPN+, 12PM ET)
Jussier Formiga (126) v. Brandon Moreno (126)
Amanda Ribas (115.5) v. Randa Markos (116)
Elizeu Dos Santos (171) v. Aleksei Kunchenko (170)
Rani Yahya (136) v. Enrique Barzola (136)
Mayra Bueno Silva (126) v. Maryna Moroz (126)
Bruno Silva (125.5) v. David Dvorak (126)
Veronica Macedo (135.5) v. Bea Malecki (136)
** Kevin Lee has missed weight for the event, but the bout will continue