William Souza misses 10-pound weight for Dana White Contender series fight

William Souza lost weight by a margin of over 10 pounds on Dana White Contender Series 47.

For the latest round of the popular mixed martial arts spectacle, a total of 10 fighters have taken the lead for the five scheduled bouts. There was one fighter who didn’t show up at the right weight, missing the mark by a considerable distance.

Dana White Contender’s William Souza loses 10 pounds

William Souza had agreed to compete against Farid Basharat in a bantamweight contest that required both athletes to weigh less than 136 pounds with the extra pound allowance allowed in non-title bouts. However, Souza ended up coming in at 146 pounds, more than 10 pounds heavier than his opponent, who hit the limit.

He broke the record for biggest weight failure in Contender Series history, which was previously held by Victor Reyna, who surpassed seven pounds in 2019.

It’s unclear why Souza came on so heavy. There were doubts that the fight would go unsanctioned given the weight disparity between the two competitors. The Nevada Athletic Commission ended up calling the fight off.

Dana White’s Contender Series 47 takes place Tuesday at the UFC Apex and streams on ESPN+.

Check out the full results from Dana White’s Contender Series 47 weigh-in below:

  • Ozzy Diaz (186) vs. Joe Pyfer (185)
  • Farid Basharat (136) vs. Willian Souza (146)*
  • Anton Turkalj (205) vs Acacio dos Santos (201)
  • Dennis Buzukja (146) vs. Kaleio Romero (146)
  • Alessandro Costa (126) against Andres Luna Martinetti (126)

* Souza lost weight by 10 pounds; fight canceled.

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