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Oliveira misses weight by 10 pounds over featherweight limit

Charles Oliveira, left, and Frankie Edgar battle during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas. Edgar won the three round fight with a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)
(AP Photo/David Becker)

Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira showed up for the official weigh-ins for his bout at UFC Fight Night 98 and missed weight by 10 pounds.

Oliveira is scheduled to face Ricardo Lamas at the featherweight limit of 145 pounds, but weighed-in at 155 pounds — a full weight class above the featherweight limit where he would have been right on the dot had he been competing in a lightweight fight instead.

The missed weight marks the fifth time in Oliveira’s UFC career that he has weighed-in too high. All five instances came in Oliveira’s time as a featherweight, where he fought as a lightweight previous to that.

For UFC 152 in 2012, Oliveira missed the 145 limit, plus the allowable one-pound window of overlap, and weighed-in at 146.4 pounds.

In 2014, Oliveira was scheduled to fight Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 50. He weighed-in at 150.5 pounds, and though the bout was going to go forward anyway, Oliveira ended up becoming ill in the day after he weighed-in and the bout was cancelled.

Three months later, Oliveira missed weight again when he was scheduled to fight Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, where he missed weight by half a pound (146.5).

And a year ago, Oliveira missed weight for his scheduled fight against Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 17 when he came in at 150.5 pounds.

The present bout with Lamas was a short notice fight announced less than a month ago and made in the wake of Lamas’ last fight being cancelled. Lamas has reportedly decided to go through with the fight despite Oliveira missing weight by such a dramatic margin.

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