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Kevin Lee Fails to Make Weight for UFC Fight Night Main Event in Atlantic City

Lightweight contender Kevin Lee has failed to make weight for his main event bout against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City

Lightweight contender Kevin Lee failed to make weight for his main event bout against Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City but the bout will move forward as scheduled.

Lee came in at 157 pounds — one pound over the limit for a non-title fight in the lightweight division — and he didn’t weigh in until the waning seconds of the two hour window for fighters to step on the scale.

Lee was ultimately fined 20-percent of his purse but the main event with Barboza will move ahead for Saturday night in New Jersey.

Lee wasn’t alone as a fighter who missed weight on Friday with women’s bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd coming in at 137.8 pounds, which is more than pound over the 136-pound limit for a non-title fight in the women’s division.

There’s still no word at this time if the fight will move forward or not.

The UFC Fight Night card also lost another bout ahead of the weigh-ins as Magomed Bibulatov was ruled out of the event after suffering a back injury that forced him out of his scheduled matchup against Ulka Sasaki.

Here are the rest of the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee.

MAIN CARD (10 p.m. ET on FS1)

MAIN EVENT: Edson Barboza (155.6) vs. Kevin Lee (157)
Frankie Edgar (145.6) vs. Cub Swanson (145)
Chase Sherman (247) vs. Justin Willis (265.4)
David Branch (186) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (185.8)
Brett Johns (135.8) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.2)
Dan Hooker (155.6) vs. Jim Miller (155.4)

UFC Fight Night Prelims (8 p.m. ET on FS1)

Alex Garcia (171) vs. Ryan LaFlare (170.6)
Magomed Bibulatov ()** vs. Ulka Sasaki ()
Siyar Bahadurzada (171) vs. Luan Chagas (170)
Corey Anderson (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.6)

Early Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass) 

Aspen Ladd (137.8)*** vs. Leslie Smith (135.4)
Merab Dvalishvili (135.2) vs. Ricky Simon (135.8)
Tony Martin (170.6) vs. Keita Nakamura (170.6)

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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