UFC 200 weigh-ins: Hendricks misses weight; Tate just makes the deadline
LAS VEGAS — The drama surrounding UFC 200 continued on Friday morning at the early weigh-ins as former champion Johny Hendricks missed the mark, while bantamweight champion Miesha Tate got on the scale at the last minute before the cut off time.
Fighters were allowed to weigh-in between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the morning with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and UFC officials overseeing the event.
Tate was the final fighter to hit the scale on Friday as she arrived before the commission almost exactly at 10 a.m.
The champion had to disrobe completely as she stepped on the scale with coach and boyfriend Bryan Caraway there to assist and Tate weighed 134.5 pounds, making her fight with Amanda Nunes official.
According to officials, if Tate had missed the 10 a.m. cut off to hit the scale, she would have been pulled from the card entirely and her fight with Nunes would have been cancelled. If she arrived and missed weight, the bout would have been turned into a non-title affair. In this case neither happened becuase Tate arrived on time and made championship weight for the fight.
Late Thursday night, Tate and Nunes were promoted to the main event spot at UFC 200 so that would have been another in a long line of changes to the historic card over the past few days.
As for Hendricks, he was also one of the last fighters to finally appear as he stepped onto the scale with officials stringing towels around him as he shed his clothes in an attempt to make weight.
The scale read 171.25, which is a quarter pound over the 171-pound limit for a welterweight contest. Because of the new weigh-in rules, Hendricks won’t have any additional time to cut weight as fighters are afforded a full two-hour window to hit the mark and he was already out of time when he stepped on the scale.
Because Hendricks missed weight, he will be fined 20-percent of his fight purse.
Hendricks has a history of weight problems since joining the UFC roster. His bout with Tyron Woodley last year was scrapped after the former champion was taken to the hospital due to an extreme weight cut which forced him off the card.
His opponent Kelvin Gastelum actually weighed in just after him but he made the mark at 171 pounds while also shedding his clothes to ensure he hit the mark.
Also, one final note — former middleweight champion Anderson Silva weighed in at 198.5 pounds for his bout against Daniel Cormier after accepting the fight on just two days notice.
This was the first time the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved early weigh-ins in the state and most fighters have raved about the extra time to refuel after an earlier weight cut. All of the other fighters on the card made weight earlier in the morning. The full weigh-in results for UFC 200 are listed below.
UFC 200 MAIN CARD (pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET)
Miesha Tate (134.5) vs. Amanda Nunes (135)
Brock Lesnar (265.5) vs. Mark Hunt (264.5)
Daniel Cormier (206) vs. Anderson Silva (198.5)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Frankie Edgar (144.5)
Cain Velasquez (242.5) vs. Travis Browne (244)
UFC 200 PRELIMS (airing live on FS1 at 8 p.m. ET)
Cat Zingano (135.5) vs. Julianna Pena (135.5)
Johny Hendricks (171.25)* vs. Kelvin Gastelum (171)
T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Raphael Assuncao (135.5)
Sage Northcutt (156) vs. Enrique Marin (156)
UFC 200 EARLY PRELIMS (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET)
Diego Sanchez (155) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
Gegard Mousasi (185.5) vs. Thiago Santos (186)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Takanori Gomi (156)
* Fined 20% of his purse for missing weight
- Amanda Nunes
- Anderson Silva
- Brock Lesnar
- Bryan Caraway
- Cain Velasquez
- Cat Zingano
- Daniel Cormier
- Diego Sanchez
- Enrique Marin
- Frankie Edgar
- Gegard Mousasi
- Jim Miller
- Joe Lauzon
- Johny Hendricks
- Jose Aldo
- Julianna Pena
- Kelvin Gastelum
- Mark Hunt
- Miesha Tate
- Raphael Assuncao
- Sage Northcutt
- Takanori Gomi
- Travis Browne
- Tyron Woodley