Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker Fined, but Their UFC 183 Fights Will Go On

January 30, 2015

Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker were each well over the limit for his respective fight at the UFC 183 weigh-ins on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but neither bout was cancelled.

Gastelum weighed 180 pounds for his 170-pound co-main event bout with Tyron Woodley. That’s nine pounds above the 171 allowed for a welterweight non-title fight.

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04-Kelvin-Gastelum-TUF-17-Finale-w-750Following negotiations between Woodley, Gastelum, UFC president Dana White, and matchmaker Joe Silva, Woodley agreed to accept the fight with a man nearly a full weight class heavier than him. As part of the outcome, Gastelum will be fined 30-percent of his purse, which will go to Woodley, according to UFC representative Dave Sholler.

Lineker put his fight on shaky ground as well. Lineker, who, like Gastelum, has struggled to make weight in the past, weighed in at 130 pounds for his flyweight fight with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall. That is four pounds over the 126-pound limit for their 125-pound non-title bout.

Also like Gastelum, Lineker will be fined 30-percent of his fight purse, all of which will go to McCall.

UFC 183 main eventers Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz had no issues making weight for their bout, nor did any of the other fighters on the 12-bout fight card.

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