clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC Moncton weigh-in results: Michael Johnson misses weight

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson (pictured) came in a pound heavy for Saturday’s featherweight co-main event bout opposite Artem Lobov at UFC Moncton
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michael Johnson was the lone fighter to stumble on the scale at Friday’s weigh-ins for UFC Moncton.

“The Menace” came in one pound heavy for his featherweight co-main event bout opposite Artem Lobov, but outside of that the other 25 fighters were on weight for Saturday’s show, which takes place at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, including headlining light heavyweight contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith.

New Brunswick Combat Sports Commission rules dictate that Lobov must accept 20 percent of Johnson’s purse; however, Lobov is reportedly planning to pay the fee back to Johnson due to Johnson taking the fight on less than two weeks’ notice as a replacement for Zubaira Tukhugov, per MMAjunkie. Lobov and Johnson will fight Saturday, as scheduled.

Tukhugov was removed from the Lobov bout after being involved in the post-main event melee at UFC 229 between the Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor camps.

See the full UFC Moncton weigh-in results below (per

Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) vs. Anthony Smith (205.5)

Michael Johnson (147)* vs. Artem Lobov (145.5)

Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.5)

Andre Soukhamthath (136) vs. Jonathan Martinez (135)

Gian Villante (205.5) vs. Ed Herman (205.5)

Alex Garcia (170.5) vs. Court McGee (170.5)

Nordine Taleb (170.5) vs. Sean Strickland (170.5)

Thibault Gouti (155.5) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)

Calvin Kattar (146) vs. Chris Fishgold (146)

Sarah Moras (135.5) vs. Talita Bernardo (133)

Te Edwards (156) vs. Don Madge (154)

Arjan Bhullar (242) vs. Marcelo Golm (255.5)

Stevie Ray (155.5) vs. Jessin Ayari (155)

*Johnson came in one pound over the featherweight limit and will be required to give 20 percent of his purse to Lobov

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting