A familiar story was told earlier today in Birmingham, England when UFC welterweight Thiago Alves clocked in at 172 pounds, coming in heavy for the third time since 2008 and nearly losing his job last year for the same reason. However, he has been given additional time to hit the required mark to make his fight at UFC 138 against Papy Abedi an official welterweight affair. If he is unable to do so he will likely be fined a percentage of his winnings and draw even more fire from his higher ups.
The rest of the UFC 138 lineup came in on target with headliners Chris Leben and Mark Munoz both coming in at 186 pounds. Fans can watch their fight unfold for free on Spike TV tomorrow night at 8:00 PM EST with live preliminary action streaming through Facebook earlier in the afternoon.
Read below for a full rundown of weigh-in results:
Vaughan Lee (135 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (135 lbs)
John Maguire (170 lbs) vs. Justin Edwards (170 lbs)
Che Mills (169 lbs) vs. Chris Cope (170 lbs)
Rob Broughton (258 lbs) vs. Philip De Fries (243 lbs)
Michihiro Omigawa (145 lbs) vs. Jason Young (145 lbs)
Cyrille Diabate (206 lbs) vs. Anthony Perosh (205 lbs)
Terry Etim (156 lbs) vs. Eddie Faaloloto (155 lbs)
Thiago Alves (171 lbs)* vs. Papy Abedi (170 lbs)
Brad Pickett (134 lbs) vs. Renan “Barao” (136 lbs)
Chris Leben (186 lbs) vs. Mark Munoz (186 lbs)
* – Alves was able to drop an additional pound to make the limit
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