After missing weight by half a pound, Charles Oliveira was stripped of his UFC title.

Oliveira has now missed weight four times in his professional MMA career; the other three times were at featherweight, so this is the first time he has failed to make 155 pounds. The belt has never been taken from a sitting UFC champion due to a botched weigh-in before today’s incident.

Although Charles Oliveira was scheduled to defend his UFC lightweight title against Justin Gaethje this weekend in Phoenix, only Gaethje will be eligible to win the title. Oliveira was stripped of his title after missing weight by half a pound at the official weigh-ins and then by the same amount an hour later. Not only will he lose his title, but also a portion of his earnings. Oliveira has now missed weight four times in his professional MMA career; the other three times were at featherweight, so this is the first time he has failed to make 155 pounds. Today’s snafu is also the first time a UFC champion has ever had his or her title stripped.

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