The strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Claudia Gadelha has been scrapped from tomorrow night’s card by the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to the major mishap by Grasso on the scale this morning Where she hit the scale 5 and a 1/2 pounds over the strawweight limit of 116lbs.
Under the Nevada athletic commission rules, there can be no more than a 3-pound disparity between competitors at strawweight and since Grasso was not allowed to cut any more weight as she was clearly shaken on the scale and having to use the hoop of horrors to get on the scale in the 1st place, they felt it was in the best interest of her to not allow her to fight.
According to my sources on site, Gadelha is going to receive her show money as she made weight this morning with ease, although no official announcement from the UFC about Gadelha getting paid as of this posting.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.