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Botched weight cut bounces bantamweight bout from UFC Vegas 23

“The Immortal” misses weight for the second straight fight.

UFC Fight Night Vettori v Holland: Weigh-Ins Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The bantamweight showdown between Norma Dumont and Erin Blanchfield has been pulled from the UFC Vegas 23 lineup, set for tomorrow afternoon (Sat., April 10, 20210) on ABC and ESPN+ from inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s because Dumont tipped the scale at 139.5 during today’s weigh ins (full results and video here), three and a half pounds over the contracted limit of 135 (when factoring in the one-pound allowance afforded in non-title fights).

“Won’t be fighting tomorrow,” Blanchfield wrote on Instagram. “Athletic commission pulled the fight, cause my opponent missed weight. Told them I’d still fight but they weren’t having it. Really sucks. Thanks for all the love & support leading up. I’ll be back soon at flyweight.”

Elsewhere on the card, Ignacio Bahamondes came in heavy at 156.75 for his lightweight showdown opposite John Makdessi (153.5). As of this writing, that contest is expected to remain on the UFC Vegas 23 “Prelims” card on ESPN/ESPN+. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 23 fight card tomorrow afternoon, starting with the early ESPN+ preliminary card bouts at 11:30 a.m ET, followed by the ESPN/ESPN+ “Prelims” at 12 noon, before the ABC/ESPN+ kickoff at 3 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 23 news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive here and here. For the complete “Vettori vs. Holland” fight card and ABC/ESPN+ lineup click here.

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