LATEST NEWS The early weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 128 card in Atlantic City are over, and Kevin Lee was one of two fighters who missed weight.
The lightweight contender came in at 157 pounds for his headlining bout with Edson Barboza. The fight will continue, but Lee will reportedly be fined 20% of his fight purse, for the infraction.
Aspen Ladd also came in heavy for her bantamweight bout with Leslie Smith. Earlier it was reported that Magomed Bibulatov has withdraw from a bout with Ulka Sasaki, due to a back injury.
Here are the weigh-in results for Saturday’s event (via MMA Junkie).
Main Card (FS1, 10 PM/ET)
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)
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM/ET)
Alex Garcia (171) vs. Ryan LaFlare (170.6)
Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. Luan Chagas (170)
Corey Anderson (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.6)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM/ET)
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)
*fighter missed weight
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Professional Fighters League Releases Full Roster & 2018 Schedule
The Professional Fighters League has released the complete roster and schedule for the promotions’ upcoming season, which will get underway on June 21st.
The 2018 PFL season will feature 126 fights in seven regular-season events, a bracket-style ”win or go home” playoff, and a $10 million post-season prize pool—the largest tournament prize pool in the history of MMA. The season will begin with 12 athletes in each of six different weight-classes. Eight fighters from each class will earn their way into the playoff round, and one fighter in each division will earn the title of champion.
All competitors will have to win two fights in one evening during the playoff round to advance to the championship event. Six fighters will take home a 2018 PFL championship belt and a $1 million purse.
The schedule and roster for the PFL’s 2018 season is as follows:
Thursday, June 21: Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 5: GWU Smith Center, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, July 19: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 2: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 16: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Thursday, August 30: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, October 5: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 13: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 20: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Monday, December 31: Championship Event (Venue and City TBA)
Featherweight (145 lbs)
Lightweight (155 lbs)
Welterweight (170 lbs)
Middleweight (185 lbs)
UFC on FOX 29: Dustin Poirier Collects Card’s Largest PayoutDustin Poirier emerged from UFC on FOX 29 with a pivotal win and the card’s largest payout.
The lightweight contender took on Justin Gaethje in the main event, and proceeded to stop the former WSOF champ in round four. According to the salary figures that were given to the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission, Poirier collected $170,000 for the win (including an $85,000 win bonus). Gaethje was paid $110,000.
Here is the complete list of the fighter purses for UFC on FOX 29, via MMA Junkie. The figures do not include any additional bonuses a fighter may have earned.