UFC 255 Weigh-ins: Mike Perry Misses Weight

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The UFC 255 weigh-ins took place today and nearly all the fighters showed up weight and ready to hit the scales. Mike Perry however showed up overweight and unable to make the professional agreed upon weight, missing the 171-pound limit. He weighed in at 175.5 pounds and will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to opponent Tim Means, who stepped in to replace Robbie Lawler. It wasn’t enough to just miss weight, Perry has been melting down on Twitter as well.

Before we get to that, we can report that both championship fights are set as Deivson Figueiredo and Alex Perez made weight for their flyweight title. Figueiredo weighed in at 125 pounds while Alex Perez came in at one-half pound under the limit at 124.5.

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The other flyweight title fight on the card pits Valentina Shevchenko against Jennifer Maia. Shevchenko weighed in at a ready 124.5 pounds as did her opponent Jennifer Maia. It should be a fun fight, as long as Maia is able to get the fight to the canvas.

Mike Perry – Misses weight and melts down.

As stated earlier, Mike Perry has been melting down on Twitter about the weight cut and had the following to say prior to stepping onto the scale.

After missing weight, he had the following to say about the whole ordeal.

The truth of the matter is that Perry has had plenty of issues outside of the cage. He has been accused of assaulting his ex-wife and has been in trouble more than once because of the things he says. If he could just live a normal life and show up like a professional he’d be ahead of the game but this is just another misstep for talented but troubled Floridian.

The rest of the weights for Saturday night’s fights can be found below.

UFC 255 Weigh-ins – Main Card

Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Alex Perez (124.5)
Valentina Shevchenko (124.5) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.5)
Mike Perry (175.5)* vs. Tim Means (171)
Katlyn Chookagian (125.75) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (124.5)
Mauricio Rua (205.5) vs. Paul Craig (205.5)

UFC 255 Weigh-ins – Preliminary Card

Brandon Royval (125.5) vs. Brandon Moreno (125)
Joaquin Buckley (182.5) vs. Jordan Wright (185.0)
Antonina Shevchenko (125) vs. Ariane Lipski (126)
Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Nicolas Dalby (170)
Alan Jouban (170.5) vs. Jared Gooden (171)
Kyle Daukaus (185.5) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (184.5)
Louis Cosce (170.0) vs. Sasha Palatnikov (170.5)

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Dan has been covering and writing about MMA since 2001 when he started at Sherdog. He is a fan of all Bay Area sports teams and loves the San Francisco 49ers.

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