UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle is slated for the Bradley Center on Sunday night in Milwaukee. First, the fighters weighed in on Saturday afternoon outside the Harley Davidson Museum in order to make their bouts official.
Popular British welterweight Dan Hardy is fighting for his Octagon life in the main event against another fan-favorite and potential political candidate Chris Lytle. The two are known for their bell-to-bell excitement and fans are expecting nothing less when these two step in the Octagon.
The weigh-ins, however, cast a shadow over the main event when, after Lytle stepped off the scale weighing 170.5 pounds, Hardy, who stripped down naked, weighed in at 171.5 pounds. That put Hardy 0.5 pounds over the 171-pound tolerance for a welterweight non-title fight.
He was given one hour following the weigh-in to drop the extra weight.
(UPDATE) UFC officials later confirmed that Hardy was able to make weight within the allotted time.
Both Miller and Henderson and the rest of the UFC on Versus 5 roster easily made weight.
(MMAWeekly.com will provide UFC on Versus 5 live play-by-play and results of Sunday night’s fight card.)
UFC on Versus 5 Official Weigh-in Results:
Main Bouts (On Versus):
-Dan Hardy (171.5) vs. Chris Lytle (170.5)
-Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Ben Henderson (156)
-Donald Cerrone (156) vs. Charles Oliveira (155)
-Amir Sadollah (170) vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig (170.5)
Preliminary Bouts (On Facebook):
-CB Dollaway (186) vs. Jared Hamman (185)
-Joseph Benavidez (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (136)
-Ed Herman (186) vs. Kyle Noke (185)
-Karlos Vemola (205.5) vs. Ronny Markes (205)
-Alex Caceres (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145.5)
-Cole Miller (155) vs. T.J. O’Brien (155.5)
-Jacob Volkmann (156) vs. Danny Castillo (156)
-Edwin Figueroa (136) vs. Jason Reinhardt (135)
UPDATED at 6:30 p.m. ET to note that Hardy indeed made weight within the allotted time.