MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: UFC 163 Weigh-in Results — Lineker Misses

Vinny Magalhaes The official weigh-ins for UFC 163 took place today, and out of the 24 fighters scheduled to appears on tomorrow night’s card, 23 of them made weight. The lone fighter to miss weight was flyweight John Lineker, who weighed in at 129 pounds for his flyweight bout against Jose Tome, a fight that is scheduled to open up the main card. Lineker was fined 20 per cent of his purse for the infraction, and the fight against Tome will go on as a catch-weight affair. Keep in mind this is Lineker’s second time missing weight in the UFC and he will need a good showing tomorrow night to impress the bosses, because there’s no doubt Dana White and Joe Silva are unhappy about this. There was some talk that Lineker may have been next in line to fight UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson with a win over Tome, but considering this fight isn’t technically taking place in the flyweight division, the UFC would be hard-pressed to make that bout even if Lineker wins by early T/KO like many expect him to do. At -430, Lineker is an iffy play after missing weight by three pounds. In my opinion, it’s better just to play it safe and lay off of him because fighters that miss weight lose more fights than they normally would. Instead, I would look to play the UNDER 2.5 rounds total in this fight, which is currently priced at -120, an absolute steal in my opinion. No other fighter came close to missing weight, but one fighter who I was particularly impressed with on the scale was Cezar Ferreira, who looked absolutely shredded in his return back to the UFC. He’s currently a -420 favorite against Thiago Santos, at at that price I believe he’s worth a look, especially as a replacement for Lineker in parlays. Here are the complete weigh-in results for UFC 163, with all numbers in terms of pounds: Jose Aldo (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145) Lyoto Machida (205) vs. Phil Davis (205) Cezar Ferreira (185) vs. Thiago Santos (183) Tom Watson (185) vs. Thales Leites (185) John Lineker (129) vs. Jose Tome (126) Vinny Magalhaes (205) vs. Anthony Perosh (205) Sheila Gaff (135) vs. Amanda Nunes (136) Neil Magny (125) vs. Sergio Moraes (125) Ian McCall (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (125) Rani Yahya (145) vs. Josh Clopton (145) Ednaldo Oliveira (205) vs. Francimar Barroso (204) Bristol Marunde (171) vs. Viscardi Andrade (170)

Written by Adam Martin.

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