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.