UFC FN 98: Charles Oliveira’s Team Says High Altitude One of The Reasons “do Bronx” Missed Weight
By FCF Staff
Charles Oliveira came in a jaw dropping, nine pounds overweight for his bout with featherweight Ricardo Lamas today, and the fighter’s team says the high altitude of Mexico City is a reason why.
Oliveira will face Lamas today at UFC Fight Night 98, which will take place in the aforementioned city. On Friday, the Brazilian weighed in at 155 pounds for the featherweight bout, and as a result, he was fined 30% of his purse.
Since then, Oliveira’s team, Chute Boxe, released the following statement regarding the situation (statement via MMA Fighting.com):
“Our athlete Charles ‘do Bronx’ was invited to fight only three weeks ago. Even with the short period of recovery, the fighter proudly accepted another challenge to represent Brazil and the UFC. Unfortunately, he was hampered by his recent bout against Anthony Pettis, in August, and the high altitude of Mexico City, and didn’t make the weight. Nevertheless, ‘do Bronx’ is highly motivated and will fight normally, and will for sure give the fans a great fight.”
Oliveira’s teammate, Felipe Arantes, came in two pounds overweight for his bantamweight fight with Erik Perez. Chute Boxe cited the high altitude of Mexico City, as well as leg cramps, as why Arantes missed weight.