Monday, April 15

UFC 298 battle night weights: Geoff Neal got over 30 pounds before dealing with Ian Machado Garry

The battle night weights for UFC 298 have actually been exposed by the California State Athletic Commission with welterweight rival Geoff Neal making the greatest dive in between stepping on the scale on Friday and after that dealing with Ian Machado Garry on Saturday.

The report supplied by the commission to MMA Fighting reveals the portion of weight gotten by every fighter on the card. Over the previous couple of years, the California commission has actually tried to suppress severe weight cutting utilizing tools like this and making recommendations to some professional athletes that a modification in weight class might be essential in the future.

The greatest portion gain on the whole card originated from Neal, who struck the scale at 170.5 pounds and after that got a tremendous 30.3 pounds– 18 percent of his body weight– before dealing with Garry the next night at UFC 298. For his part, Garry weighed the exact same on Friday at 170.5 pounds however just got an extra 10.1 pounds– 6 percent of his body weight– and eventually made a consentaneous choice success in the battle.

In the UFC 298 centerpiece, both Ilia Topuria and Alexander Volkanovski acquired nearly a similar quantity of weight before taking on in Anaheim. Topuria struck the scale at 144.5 pounds and after that acquired 22.7 pounds to weigh 167.2 pounds on battle night.

Volkanovski weighed 144.5 pounds and got 21.7 pounds to eventually weigh 166.2 pounds on battle night.

Paulo Costa likewise saw among the greatest dives in weight on the card after he struck the scale at 185.5 pounds and after that acquired 29.7 pounds to weigh 215.2 pounds on battle night.

Bantamweight competitor Merab Dvalishvili likewise saw among the most significant weight gains before he entered the octagon to do fight with Henry Cejudo at UFC 298. The Georgian fighter weighed 135 pounds on the scale and after that acquired 21.8 pounds– 16 percent of his body weight– to strike 156.8 pounds on Saturday before the battle. Cejudo weighed 150.6 pounds on battle night after he likewise struck 135 pounds on weigh-in day.

Here are the complete battle night weights for UFC 298 in addition to the portion of weight acquired for each fighter:

Alexander Volkanovski: (145 to 166.2 pounds = 15 percent) vs. Ilia Topuria (144.5 to 167.2 pounds = 16 percent)

Paulo Costa (185.5 to 215.2 pounds = 16 percent) vs. Robert Whittaker (185.5 to 207.6 pounds = 12 percent)

Ian Machado Garry (170.5 to 180.6 pounds = 6 percent) vs. Geoff Neal (170.5 to 200.8 pounds = 18 percent)

Henry Cejudo (135 to 150.6 pounds = 12 percent) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (135 to 156.8 pounds = 16 percent)

Roman Kopylov (185 to 194 pounds = 5 percent) vs. Anthony Hernandez (185.5 to 203.6 pounds = 10 percent)

Mackenzie Dern (116 to 127 pounds = 9 percent) vs. Amanda Lemos (115.5 to 123.8 pounds = 7 percent)

Junior Tafa (249 to 247 pounds = -1 percent) vs.

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