UFC star Charles Oliveira misses weight by his biggest margin yet 6 years ago

UFC star Charles Oliveira misses weight by his biggest margin yet

Unless he knew he was wearing the heaviest shorts known to mankind, why did Charles Oliveira even bother taking them off before tipping the scales?

The UFC "featherweight" has a history of missing weight in the world's largest MMA promotion.


In only his second fight under the UFC banner at Fight Night 22, he came in three pounds over the lightweight threshold. He went on to win the catchweight contest against Efrain Escudero via standing rear-naked choke in the third round.

Two years later he found himself coming in overweight again, this time as a featherweight. The Brazilian was a little bit unluckier this time as he was just 0.2 lbs over for his bout against Cub Swanson at UFC 152. Apart from being brutally knocked out in the first round, he received no punishment.

Cub Swanson Oliveira

Another two years passes and this time he's forced to forfeit 10% of his purse to Jeremy Stephens for weighing 0.5 lbs over the 146 lb limit. However, he did manage to score a unanimous decision victory over the knockout monster.


Last year the penalty he received was increased to 20% of his purse after tipping the scales at 150.5 lbs ahead of his bout against Myles Jury. He was given additional time to try to shed the extra weight, but he elected not to do it.

While coming in 4.5 lbs over may seem like a lot, his weigh in ahead of his scheduled fight against Ricardo Lamas at UFC Mexico really takes the cake (possibly literally). Oliveira hit championship weight... for lightweight. That's right, Oliveira came in at 155 lbs, a staggering 9 lbs over, while his opponent did his job and weighed 146 lbs on the scales.

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