Two fighters missed weight on the first pay-per-view event of the year. UFC 297 took place in Toronto, Canada, and it porved to be too difficult for two fighters.
Malcolm Gordon tipped the scales coming in at 127.5, making him 1.5 pounds heavy for his bout with Jimmy Flick. This was the second weight miss in a row for Gordon. He also missed weight for his UFC 286 fight with Jake Hadley in Marc 2023. He was fined 30 percent of his purse.
He was the first fighter on the card to miss weight, but he was not the last.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Malcom Gordon lost via submission.
Ramon Taveras weighed in at 139.75 pounds, a whole 3.75 pounds over for his fight with Serhiy Sidey. This was meant to be a bit of a redemption story for Taveras who fought Sidey at DWCS in September. He lost that match via a brutal knockout but made it to the big show on his second try two months later. This is not a good start to his official UFC career. He was fined 30 percent of his purse due to the amount of weight he was over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ramon Taveras defeated Serhiy Sidey via split decision.