It was chaos at the BAMMA 26 weigh-ins, with the promotion forced to scrap their main event after Middleweight champion John Phillips missed weight.
BAMMA 26 takes place inside Dublin’s famous 3Arena and features a host of Irish MMA prospects.
SBGi’s Phillips came in 13.2lbs over the Middleweight upper limit, whilst challenger Andy DeVent weighed in at 184.4lbs.
With Phillips missing weight by a significant margin, BAMMA announced that the Welshman was stripped of his championship and the bout between Phillips and DeVent had been cancelled.
— BAMMA (@BAMMA) 9 September 2016
In spite of missing weight, Phillips did offer his apologies and even suggested giving DeVent “100% of his purse.”
BAMMA have imposed major repercussions for John Phillips missing weight by 13.2lbs. Fight off. https://t.co/UpO5vRyZ0V
— Andreas M. Georgiou (@andremgeorgiou) 9 September 2016
In place of the original main event, the Flyweight title fight between Rany Saadeh and Andy Young was promoted to the headline spot. Champion Saadeh weighed-in at 124.4lbs, with Northern Ireland’s Young tipping the scales at 124lbs.
All weigh-in results were taken from the BAMMA Twitter account.
BAMMA 26 weigh-in results
BAMMA Flyweight Championship: Rany Saadeh (c) (124.4lbs) vs. Andy Young (124lbs)
BAMMA Lonsdale Bantamweight Championship: Alan Philpott (c) (134.4lbs) vs. Aaron Blackwell (134.6lbs)
Welterweight: Joe McColgan (170lbs) vs. Peter Queally (168.8lbs)
Lightweight: Paul Redmond (155.6lbs) vs. Chris Stringer (155lbs)
Women’s Bantamweight: Sinead Kavanagh (136.8lbs*) vs. Kataryzna Sadura (133.2lbs)
Welterweight: Aiden Brooks (170.4lbs) vs. Keith McCabe (169lbs)
Bantamweight: Blaine O’Driscoll (135lbs) vs. Mark Andrew (135.8lbs)
Lightweight: Rhys McKee (154.6lbs) vs. Tommy McCafferty (154.4lbs)
Featherweight: Richie Smullen (147.4lbs**) vs. Andrew Murphy (145.8lbs)
Middleweight: John Redmond (184.2lbs) vs. Glenn Irvine (184.2lbs)
Catchweight: Ion Pascu (176.4lbs) vs. Charlie Ward (174.4lbs)
Bantamweight: Darren O’Gorman (134.6lbs) vs. Gary Morris (141lbs)
Flyweight: Ryan Curtis (125lbs) vs. Shamsul Haque (124.8lbs)
Light-Heavyweight: Ben Forsyth (202.4lbs) vs. Pelu Adetola (204.2)
*Sinead Kavanagh failed to make weight after an hour.
**Richie Smullen failed to make weight after an hour.