After appearing on DWTNCS Brazil and being booked into a big debut fight against Livia Renata Souza, Sarah Frota missed weight by a full seven pounds ahead of UFC Fortaleza.
UFC Fortaleza (UFC Fight Night 147/UFC on ESPN+ 2) takes place Saturday night on ESPN+. Going down in the tumultuous Fortaleza, Brazil, the event is topped by a four-pack of Brazilian talent: underrated bantamweight Raphael Assuncao meets former WSOF champ Marlon Moraes for the second time in the main event. Prior to that, the co-main event sees ex-featherweight champ Jose Aldo take on fellow Brazilian Renato Moicano.
There’s plenty of other standout names from the host nation as well, including former multi-time title challenger Demian Maia, UFC submission record-setter Charles Oliveira, and former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves.
At Friday’s UFC Fortaleza weigh-in, however, a couple of fighters struggled. Sarah Frota, who looked rather large next to Livia Renata Souza a day earlier during face-offs, missed the strawweight limit by a full seven pounds. Magomed Bibulatov also missed the mark, a pound over the non-title fight limit at flyweight.
Both bouts, however, remain on the card. Check below for full results!
UFC Fortaleza Weigh-In Results:
Main card (ESPN+/TSN – 8PM EST)
Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Marlon Moraes (135)
Jose Aldo (146) vs. Renato Moicano (145.5)
Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Lyman Good (170.5)
Charles Oliveira (154.4) vs. David Teymur (156)
Johnny Walker (205) vs. Justin Ledet (205)
Livia Renata Souza (115.5) vs. Sarah Frota (123)*
Preliminary Card (ESPN+/TSN – 5PM EST)
Markus Perez (185.5) vs. Anthony Hernandez (184.5)
Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Max Griffin (170)
Mara Romero Borella (125) vs. Taila Santos (125)
Junior Albini (265.5) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (241.5)
Geraldo de Freitas Jr. (145.5) vs. Felipe Colares (145)
Ricardo Ramos (135.5) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (135)
Rogerio Bontorin (124.5) vs. Magomed Bibulatov (127)**
* missed strawweight limit by seven pounds, forfeits 40% of her purse
** missed flyweight limit by one pound, forfeits 20% of his purse