Uriah Hall fails to weigh in, fight with Vitor Belfort canceled
Posted On July 14, 2020
Two scheduled fights, including the co-main event, are off tomorrow’s UFC show in St. Louis.
Vitor Belfort’s fight with Uriah Hall was canceled today as Hall didn’t get weighed in before weigh-ins ended. Ariel Helwani reported that Hall was on weight and headed to weigh-ins when he suddenly fainted. It’s since been reported that he was hospitalized with kidney issues and in stable condition.
As noted almost weekly, there are real problems with weight-cutting in the sport that need to be addressed.
The UFC had announced last night that Zak Cummings vs. Thiago Alves was off the show due to an injury. That was also related to weight-cutting. Cummings said he had one of his best weight cuts, but when getting out of the tub, he slipped and cracked his skull on the handrail. He noted he was furious because he had a baby three months ago and missed most of that period due to being on location training.
In addition, Mads Burnell, who is facing Mike Santiago in the show’s opening fight, missed weight by four pounds. The fight is still taking place but Burnell has to forfeit 20 percent of his purse to his opponent.
Here’s new match order with weights at this morning’s weigh-ins:
Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time —
Mads Burnell (150) vs. Mike Santiago (146)
J.J. Aldrich (115.5) vs. Danielle Taylor (113.5)
Jessica Eye (126) vs. Kalindra Faria (124.5)
FS1 at 8 p.m. —
Guido Cannetti (135) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (135.5)
Irene Aldana (135) vs. Talita Bernardo (134.5)
Matt Frevola (156) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (155.5)
James Krause (155.5) vs. Alex White (155)
Michael Johnson (145) vs. Darren Elkins (145.5)
Emil Meek (170.5) vs. Kamaru Usman (169.5)
Jessica-Rose Clark (125.5) vs. Paige VanZant (125.5)
Jeremy Stephens (145.5) vs. Doo Ho Choi (146)