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UFC fighter cuts of hair (!) to make weight: “9 dreads weigh .25 pounds”



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Flyweight Shanna Young cut of her hair to make weight ahead of UFC Vegas 64. Photo via Twitter

Flyweight Shanna Young had problems making weight ahead of her fight against Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 64 on Saturday.

Young came in heavy on her first try, tipping the scale at 127 pounds, but after cutting off her hair, she landed at 126 pounds on her last attempt.

“Today was fun. We made weight and for those interested 9 dreads weigh .25 pounds. Thanks @bigwoodmma702 for becoming my barber on the spot and @dannyrube for recording (and enjoying this a little too much),” Young wrote on Instagram.


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Shanna Young made it – four fighter missed weight

Check out the results from UFC Vegas 64 weigh-ins below!

  • Marina Rodriguez (115.5) vs. Amanda Lemos (114.5)
  • Neil Magny (170.5) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (170)
  • Josh Parisian (265.5) vs. Chase Sherman (255.5)
  • Nate Maness (125.5) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (124.5)
  • Grant Dawson (157.5)* vs. Mark Madsen (155)
  • Darrick Minner (146) vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (145.5)
  • Miranda Maverick (125.5) vs. Shanna Young (126)
  • Mario Bautista (135.5) vs. Benito Lopez (138.5)*
  • Jinh Yu Frey (115.5) vs. Polyana Viana (115.5)
  • Johnny Munoz (135.5) vs. Liudvik Sholinian (135.5)
  • Carlos Candelario (128.5)* vs. Jake Hadley (126)
  • Ramona Pascual (137)* vs. Tamires Vidal (134)

Grant Dawson missed the lightweight limit by 1.5 pounds and will be fined 30 percent of his purse. Bantamweight Benito Lopez missed the limit by 2.5 pounds and was fined 20 percent of his purse.

Candelario missed the flyweight limit by 2.5 pounds and fined 20 percent of the purse. Pascual missed the flyweight limit by 2.5 pounds and will be fined 20 percent of her purse.

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