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Diego Ferreira, Klidson Abreu miss weight at UFC Prague weigh-ins

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Diego Ferreira (pictured) missed weight for his fight with Rustam Khabilov.
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Two Brazilians were fined for missing weight at the official UFC Prague weigh-ins, which took place Friday morning in Czech Republic.

Diego Ferreira, who meets Rustam Khabilov in a lightweight bout in the preliminary portion of the card, came in at 157 pounds on Friday. The fighter will forfeit 20 percent of his purse.

“I tried my best and was one pound over,” Ferreira told MMA Fighting after the weigh-ins. “It’s a mishap, but that's it. I still have a fight to fight, so I’m going there with everything I have. It has to be worth it.”

Octagon newcomer Klidson Abreu, slated to fight Magomed Ankalaev at light heavyweight, weighed in at 209 pounds. The former Brave CF light heavyweight champion, who also competed as a heavyweight before, was also fined 20 percent of his purse.

“Everything was alright, but my weight wouldn’t go down from (209 pounds),” Abreu told MMA Fighting. “We used the bath tub, sauna, but the weight wasn’t coming off.”

Abreu says he will continue fighting at light heavyweight going forward. The Brazilian prospect explained that he cut a total of 35 pounds on short notice before UFC Prague, and dealing with a broken foot after his last fight made his weight cut more complicated this time. In normal conditions, Abreu says he makes weight “easily”.

UFC Prague will be headlined by Jan Blachowicz (205) and Thiago Santos (204), who successfully made weight for the light heavyweight clash.

Check the complete weigh-in results below. The Fight Night event airs live on ESPN+ on Saturday.

Main card

Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Thiago Santos (204)
Stefan Struve (263) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (255)
Gian Villante (206) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (204)
Liz Carmouche (125) vs. Lucie Pudilova (126)
John Dodson (136) vs. Petr Yan (136)
Magomed Ankalaev (204) vs. Klidson Abreu (209)*

Preliminary card

Dwight Grant (171) vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (171)
Daniel Teymur (146) vs. Chris Fishgold (145)
Veronica Macedo (126) vs. Gillian Robertson (125)
Damir Hadzovic (155) vs. Polo Reyes (155)
Michel Prazeres (170) vs. Ismail Naurdiev (170)
Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Diego Ferreira (157)**
Damir Ismagulov (155) vs. Joel Alvarez (156)

*Missed weight, will forfeit 20% of purse