Mike Perry missed weight. By a lot.
The controversial welterweight didn’t come close to hitting the mark at Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC 255, tipping the scales at 175.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds over the limit.
Perry’s opponent Tim Means successfully weighed in at 171 pounds (with one-pound non-title bout allowance). The bout proceed at a catchweight with Perry forfeiting 30 percent of his purse to Means.
At the top of the card, all four title fight participants successfully made weight. The main event between men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (125) and challenger Alex Perez (124.5), and the co-main event between women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (124.5) and Jennifer Maia (124.5) are both official for Saturday’s card.
Of the 24 fighters competing Saturday, Perry was the only one to come in heavy. Earlier in the day, Perry let it be known on social media that he was having difficulty cutting weight.
See the full UFC 255 weigh-in results below:
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Deiveson Figueiredo (125) vs. Alex Perez (124.5)
Valentina Shevchenko (124.5) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.5)
Mike Perry (175.5)* vs. Tim Means (171)
Katlyn Chookagian (125.75) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (124.5)
Mauricio Rua (205.5) vs. Paul Craig (205.5)
Preliminary Card (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Brandon Royval (125.5) vs. Brandon Moreno (125)
Joaquin Buckley (182.5) vs. Jordan Wright (185.0)
Antonina Shevchenko (125) vs. Ariane Lipski (126)
Daniel Rodriguez (170.5) vs. Nicolas Dalby (170)
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Alan Jouban (170.5) vs. Jared Gooden (171)
Kyle Daukaus (185.5) vs. Dustin Stoltzfus (184.5)
Louis Cosce (170.0) vs. Sasha Palatnikov (170.5)
*missed weight. Perry will forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Means and their bout will proceed at a catchweight