01 Jan UFC 249 weigh-in results: Jeremy Stephens misses weight again
Jeremy Stephens came in heavy for UFC 249.
A longtime octagon veteran, “Lil’ Heathen” is booked to face Calvin Kattar in a featherweight bout Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla., but came in at 150.5 pounds at the official weigh-ins Friday morning.
Kattar weighed in at 146 pounds.
The UFC has yet to announce if the fight will proceed, with Kattar receiving a percentage of Stephens’ purse.
Stephens (28-17, 1 no-contest) is coming off a four-fight winless skid with losses to Jose Aldo, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez. That streak also includes a no-contest against Rodriguez.
“Lil’ Heathen” missed weight twice before as a UFC fighter, once as a lightweight, against Gleison Tibau in 2009, and for a 2015 featherweight clash with Dennis Bermudez. Stephens lost a decision to Tibau and knocked out Bermudez.
UFC 249 is headlined by a pair of championship fights, Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for an interim 155-pound belt and Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight throne. All four fighters made weight.
Watch the UFC 249 official weigh-ins below.