UFC 205’s stacked main card just lost a little bit of its luster.
Kelvin Gastelum announced via Twitter he will not fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at Madison Square Garden after failing to make weight. Gastelum was not weighed during early weigh-ins on Friday, while Cerrone checked in at 170.4 pounds.
The UFC later announced they will scrap the Cerrone fight altogether, leaving five fights on the main card for UFC 205. Per Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the promotion booked Cerrone to fight at UFC 206 in Toronto next month against Matt Brown.
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was weighed as an alternate and came in at 189 pounds, nearly 20 pounds heavier than Cerrone. That 20-pound difference is well above the New York State Athletic Commission’s weight difference allowance of seven pounds for the welterweight division.
This is the second time an opponent of Cerrone has been scrapped off the card for UFC 205. Cowboy originally was supposed to fight Robbie Lawler, but Lawler pulled out due to injury.
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