ST. LOUIS – The weigh-ins are in the books for the UFC’s inaugural event in “The Gateway to the West,” but the show will go down with two fewer fights than expected, including a reshuffled main card.
At the official weigh-ins this morning at the host hotel in St. Louis, Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) could not make it to the scale for his middleweight fight against Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC). And while the UFC has not yet provided any official details about why, other than saying Hall could not weigh in, new co-main event women’s flyweight Paige VanZant posted on Twitter that whatever went down with Hall was the “scariest thing” she has ever seen.
UFC Fight Night 124 takes place Sunday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and is the promotion’s first trip to the city. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
VanZant (7-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) now moves up a spot on the main card for her fight against Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Michael Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) saw their featherweight fight move from the closing bout on the FS1-televised prelims to the opening fight on the FS1 main card.
Earlier today, the UFC announced a preliminary card welterweight fight between Zak Cummings (21-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Thiago Alves (22-11 MMA, 14-8 UFC) was off after a late Cummings injury.
In the headliner, Jeremy Stephens (26-14 MMA, 13-13 UFC) takes on Dooho Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at featherweight. Above, check out the video highlights from their trips to the scale. And below, don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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