UFC Fight Night 56 Weigh-in Results: Main Event a Go, but Lineker Struggles Again

November 7, 2014
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The UFC Fight Night 56 fighters stepped on the scale Friday in Uberlândia, Brazil. The main event pits former UFC and Pride champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua against late replacement Ovince St. Preux.

Shogun-Rua-UFC-128weigh-750Shogun was originally slated to face Jimi Manuwa in the main event, but an injury forced Manuwa out of the fight last week. St. Preux immediately stepped up to save the headlining bout.

SEE ALSO: With Jimi Manuwa Injured, Shogun Rua to Face Ovince St. Preux

Saturday’s co-main event features what is supposed to be a pivotal flyweight bout between Ian McCall and John Lineker. The winner was expected to put his name in immediate title contention for the belt currently held by Demetrious Johnson.

Lineker, however, has a history of struggling to make weight, and he struggled once again, stepping on the scale at 126.7 pounds. That is 0.7 pounds over the allowed limit for a flyweight non-title bout. He was given one hour to try and get down to 126 pounds.

UFC Fight Night 56 Weigh-in Results

Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
Ian McCall (126) vs. John Lineker (126.7)
Warlley Alves (171) vs. Alan Jouban (171)
Claudio Silva (171) vs. Leon Edwards (170)
Juliana Lima (115) vs. Nina Ansaroff (116)

Prelims (on FOX Sports 2)
Diego Rivas (146) vs. Rodolfo Rubio (145)
Caio Magalhaes (186) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Dhiego Lima (170) vs. Jorge Oliveira (170)
Leandro Silva (156) vs. Charlie Brenneman (156)
Thomas Almeida (136) vs. Tim Gorman (135)

Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Wagner Silva (170)

UFC Fight Night Start Times
Main Card on FOX Sports 1: 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT
Prelims on FOX Sports 2: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass: 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT

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  • Seth

    When Lineker will finally give up on doing that? Its like what? 5th time he missed weight? :/