UFC releases statement about Charles Oliveira’s shocking weight loss, and future after UFC 274


Charles Oliveira is the next No. 1 contender on Saturday night.

Oliveira became the first champion in UFC history to lose his belt on the scale on Friday after he weighed in at 155. 5 pounds at UFC 274’s official weigh-ins, . 5 more than the limit of a lightweight championship bout. Following Oliveira’s unprecedented weigh-in miss, the UFC issued a statement explaining the next steps for its now former titleholder.

That statement can be read in full below.

Charles Oliveira missed weight for his UFC 274 main event bout against Justin Gaethje on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, weighing in at 155. 5 pounds.

Due to the weight miss, Oliveira will forfeit a percentage of his purse. As of this moment, Charles Oliveira remains the UFC Lightweight Champion, but upon the start of the Main Event Headliner tomorrow night he will vacate the 155-pound title. Although the fight will go ahead as planned, Gaethje will be the champion. Oliveira will become the Lightweight Champion and the first to fight for it.

It’s OIiveira’s fifth weight-in missed, but it’s his first since he moved up to the lightweight division. This Brazilian former-champion won 10 consecutive bouts.

Gaethje was weighed in at 155 lbs.

UFC 274 is set to take place May 7 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz.