Josh Sampo misses weight, gives up 10-percent of his fight purse

UFC newcomer Josh Sampo was not able to make weight on Friday
for his flyweight bout against Ryan Benoit when he hit the scales
at 127.5 pounds.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission allows fighters up to one
hour to cut the additional weight to make the limit — in this
case Sampo would have to drop an additional pound and a half to
make the 126-pound cut off.

After the initial weigh-in, Sampo opted not to cut the
additional weight according to UFC officials and he will instead
forgot 10-percent of his fight purse with 5-percent going to his
opponent Ryan Benoit. The other 5-percent goes to the Nevada State
Athletic Commission.

The fight will move ahead as scheduled with Sampo giving up his
purse and Benoit agreeing to the bout despite his opponent missing

Sampo vs. Benoit will kick off the fight card on Saturday night
prior to the main card, which features both of the finals from this
season of
Ultimate Fighter