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UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" weigh-ins are in the books from Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dustin Kimura, who faces Chico Camus on the preliminary portion of the card, missed the 136-pound bantamweight limit by three-and-a-half pounds, forcing him to give up 20% of his purse to his opponent.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight Dustin Kimura did not make the first impression with that organization that he would have liked, as he missed the 136-pound bantamweight limit by three-and-a-half pounds for his debut fight tomorrow night (Feb. 2, 2013) at UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar".
Kimura (10-0), who is scheduled to face Chico Camus on the Facebook preliminary portion of the fight card, came it at 139.5 pounds on his first pass at the scale. Despite being given two hours, Kimura did not make a second attempt.
As a result of Kimura's failure to make weight, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reports the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has fined the 23-year-old 20 percent of his fight purse, an amount that will be determined following the event.
The portion fined from Kimura's purse will be paid to Camus and the match up is now considered a catchweight contest.
Two other fighters at the UFC 156 weigh ins, Francisco Rivera and Edwin Figueroa, also missed weight on their first attempts, but both men made the 136-pound bantamweight limit after some additional, making their bout official.
For complete UFC 156 weigh-in results and video click here.
UFC 156 goes down tomorrow night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be headlined by a Featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar. Also featured on the card is a heavyweight contest of Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva as well as a Light Heavyweight match up between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.