The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC Vegas

Klidson Abreu UFC San Antonio
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Klidson “Russian Terror” Abreu (15-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC)

Light-heavyweight (205lbs): 1-2 (UFC), missed weight one time

Heavyweight (265lbs): No fights in the UFC at heavyweight

Klidson bounced back and forth between the light heavyweight and heavyweight weight classes before entering the UFC. Abreu actually weighed in at 235lbs for a heavyweight fight just a few months before his UFC debut.

In Klidson Abreu’s first UFC fight against Magomed Ankalaevhe missed weight. Abreu weighed in at 209lbs for the fight. And to make matters worse, Klidson was soundly defeated by Magomed, in a unanimous decision loss. In Abreu’s two light heavyweight fights since his UFC debut he has managed to make weight but has gone 1-1, losing a close split decision to Shamil Gamzatov his last time out.


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