The World Series of Fighting’s night of champions fell one title fight short on Friday when UFC veteran Melvin Guillard was well over the limit for what was supposed to have been a lightweight title fight with champion Justin Gaethje.
Guillard stepped on the scale at 158.8 pounds, a full 3.8 pounds over the limit for a 155-pound title fight. The current champion needed the assistance of a towel, but made weight at 154.8 pounds.
Guillard has now missed weight in three of his last four bouts, including both fights under the World Series of Fighting banner.
The card dubbed “A Night of Champions” was supposed to have featured three title fights, but with Guillard missing weight, his bout with Gaethje is now a non-title fight at a 159-pound catchweight. The champion will not have to give up his belt, even in the event of a loss.
The night’s main event features a battle between Dave Branch and Yushin Okami for the promotion’s middleweight championship, while women’s strawweight titleholder Jessica Aguilar puts her belt on the line against Kalindra Faria.
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World Series of Fighting 15 Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on NBC Sports)
Dave Branch (184) vs. Yushin Okami (183)
Justin Gaethje (154.8) vs. Melvin Guillard (158.8)
Jessica Aguilar (115) vs. Kalindra Faria (114.8)
Eric Reynolds (155.4) vs. Jorge Patino (154)
Preliminary Card (on MMAWeekly.com)
Jose Andres Cortes (155.4) vs. Ryan Keenan (155.4)
Troy Gerhart (144.6) vs. Anderson Hutchinson (146)
Fred Moncaio (155.6) vs. Tony Way (153.4)
Maurice Salmon (179.6) vs. Javier Torres (179)
Hector Ochoa (185) vs. Robert Reed (185.4)
Joe Johnson (183) vs. Reggie Pena (183.6)
Matt Frevola (154.6) vs. Josh Zuckerman (158.4)