The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson” take place Friday in Portland, Oregon.
The UFC once again conducted an early weigh-ins for this event, so the fighters’ official weights have all been recorded. However, you can stream the ceremonial weigh-ins live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
A scheduled bantamweight bout between John Dodson (pictured) and John Lineker headlines the festivities. However, Lineker came in a half pound heavy and they will meet in a 136.5 pound catchweight bout. This was the fifth time Lineker missed weight, the most in UFC history. It’s safe to say his bantamweight days are over in the octagon.
The drama didn’t stop there. Will Brooks and Alex Oliveira, who were initially slated to compete in a lightweight affair but will now meet in a 161.5 pound catchweight contest after Oliveira came in extremely heavy, serve as the co-main event.
Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the main card live starting at 11PM ET/8PM PT.
Here are the official results from today’s weigh-ins:
Kelly Faszholz (134.5) vs. Ketlen Vieira (136)
Curtis Blaydes (265.5) vs. Cody East (261)
Ion Cutelaba (206) vs. Jonathan Wilson (205)
Nate Marquardt (186) vs. Tamdan McCrory (185)
(Fox Sports 2 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Keita Nakamura (170.5) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171)
Shamil Abdurakhimov (256) vs. Walt Harris (254)
Hacran Dias (148.5)* vs. Andre Fili (146)
Joachim Christensen (205) vs. Luis Henrique da Silva (206)
(Fox Sports 1 11PM ET/8PM PT)
Louis Smolka (126) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
Josh Burkman (170) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
Will Brooks (156) vs. Alex Oliveira (161.5)**
John Lineker (136.5)# vs. John Dodson (135)
* – Dias forfeits 20 percent of his show money to Fili for missing weight
** – Oliveira forfeits 20 percent of his show money to Brooks for missing weight
# – Lineker forfeits 20 percent of his show money to Dodson for missing weight
Please click the media player below to watch the weigh-ins: