Brazilian Oliveira did not fit into the weight before the fight with the American Gati and lost the UFC title
MOSCOW, May 6 – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Charles Oliveira missed weight ahead of his title fight with number one Justin Gaethje.
During the first weigh-in, Oliveira exceeded the allowable limit of 70.3 kg by just over 200 grams – 70.53 kg. The Brazilian was given an hour to prepare for the second weigh-in, but it also revealed an advantage. Because of this, Oliveira is stripped of the lightweight title.
UFC lightweight champion Oliveira last stepped into the octagon on December 11. The Brazilian ended the fight against Dustin Poirier ahead of schedule. In the second round, the American surrendered after a choke hold. Oliveira in May 2021 won the belt, which became vacant after the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Gaethje faced Michael Chandler at UFC 268 in November 2021. The fight went on for the allotted three rounds. The judges unanimously gave the victory to Gaethje. After that, he several times stated his claims to the title fight.