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Video: UFC Vegas 73 fighter ‘breathing heavily’ while missing weight, ‘punched the wall in frustration’

UFC Fight Night: Dern v Hill Weigh-in Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its early and official weigh ins on Friday for the upcoming UFC Vegas 73 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for this Sat. night (May 20, 2023) on ESPN+ at the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Get complete UFC Vegas 73 weigh ins results and video here.

Two fighters were unable to make their respective marks and will be fined 20 percent of their fight purse, payable directly to their opponents.

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HIGH STAKES FLYWEIGHT MATCHUP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns home to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., June 3, 2023, with No. 3-seeded contender, Kai Kara-France, face rising No. 7-ranked Amir Albazi. In UFC Vegas 74’s ESPN+-streamed co-main event, an exciting Featherweight bout sees No. 15-ranked contender, Alex Caceres, lock horns with all-action Daniel Pineda.

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Welterweight Orion Cosce weighed in at 172.5 pounds for his preliminary card showdown opposite Gilbert Urbina, who tipped the scale at 170 pounds on his first attempt. Not long after, Vanessa Demopoulos came in at 117.5 pounds for her strawweight battle against former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115.5).

“Orion punched the wall on his way out of the room in frustration,” onsite reporter Amy Kaplan wrote on Twitter. “He’s 1.5 pounds over for his fight with Gilbert Urbina and was breathing heavily on the scale.”

Have a look:

Here’s Demopoulos weighing in:

Both fighters stopped cutting weight after their first attempt. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 73 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+ preliminary card bouts at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 73 news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive here. For the updated and finalized “Dern vs. Hill” fight card and ESPN+ line up click here.

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