The results are in and all bouts are set to go ahead for this weekend’s UFC card in Newark, NJ. And while the main event is right on target, with both Robbie Lawler and Colby Covington hitting the welterweight mark, two of the night’s undercard bouts will be contested at catchweights.
Both Dong Hyun Ma and Cole Williams failed to get within spitting distance of their respective classes. Ma hit the scales at 158 lbs for his lightweight fight with Scott Holtzman, while Williams ended up at a somewhat appalling 176 lbs for his welterweight bout with Claudio Silva. In his defense, Williams accepted the bout against Silva on just one week’s notice, still it’s a rough spot for Silva to be in, even if he does get an extra 30% of Williams’ fight purse.
Here are the complete UFC on ESPN 5: Covington vs. Lawler weigh-in results (h/t MMA Fighting):
ESPN MAIN CARD | 3PM/12PM ET/PT
Colby Covington (171) vs. Robbie Lawler (170)
Jim Miller (154.75) vs. Clay Guida (154.5)
Joaquim Silva (155.25) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)
Trevin Giles (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (185.5)
Scott Holtzman (156) vs. Dong Hyun Ma (158)*
Darko Stosic (206) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5)
ESPN PRELIMS | 12PM/9AM ET/PT
Mickey Gall (169.75) vs. Salim Touahri (170)
Antonina Shevchenko (125) vs. Lucie Pudilova (125.25)
Jordan Espinosa (126) vs. Matt Schnell (126)
Lauren Murphy (126) vs. Mara Romero Borella (125)
Claudio Silva (170.5) vs. Cole Williams (176)*
Miranda Granger (125) vs. Hannah Goldy (125)
*Williams and Ma failed to make weight for their respective bouts. Williams has been fined 30% of his fight purse, Ma 20%. Both fights will go ahead as planned, at a catchweight.