Josh Sampo Misses Weight at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Weigh-ins

November 29, 2013
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Josh SampoUFC newcomer Josh Sampo may not have made the best first impression to his new employer, stepping on the scale at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 18 weigh-ins one-and-a-half pounds overweight.

UFC officials on Friday announced that Sampo would not re-weigh. He instead was fined 10-percent of his fight purse, a portion of which goes to his opponent, Ryan Benoit.

None of the other fighters on the 10-bout fight card had an issue making weight.

Sampo (10-2) makes his way to the Octagon fresh off of a defense of his CFA flyweight championship, which put his current victorious streak at four consecutive fights.

Benoit (7-2) makes his way to the Octagon from Legacy Fighting Championship, where he has won all four of his bouts. Out of his seven overall victories, Benoit has knocked out six of his opponents; the other win was a submission finish.

Sampo vs. Benoit kicks off the fight card and is the only bout scheduled for the online prelims that will stream live on

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  • Christian James

    How many days notice for Sampo on this fight?

    • shakejunt

      i feel like it was announced within a week or two ago but i may be late on finding out. either way, not the start sampo wants as he’s supposed to be a real prospect.

      • Noodle Head

        10 days

    • Noodle Head

      He only had 10 days.