By Andy Cotterill
14 professional mixed martial artists stepped on to the scale today to verify their contracted weights for the Prospect Fighting Championship’s 15th event, set for tomorrow at the Rebel Nightclub in Toronto.
IThe planned main event between Strahinja Gavrilovic and Ricardo Chavez was called off before today. MM-eh was told but has not yet verified that the Ontario Athletics Commission cancelled the bout when they discovered that Chavez was under a previously undisclosed suspension.
Gavrilovic told MM-eh that although he was upset and frustrated, he realizes that he can only control his own actions so is keeping a positive attitude. He hopes that someone worthy will step up to fight him soon.
Four fighters missed their contracted weights.
Blake Oswald weighed in at 156.8 lbs for his contracted weight of 155 lbs. Fighters are given a one pound allowance for non-title fights, which means that the most he could weigh was 156.0 lbs. Oswald was given one hour to cut more weight, but ultimately he could only reach 156.2 lbs. Opponent Kevin Bastien Popwick accepted the overage and will receive 20% of Oswald’s purse money.
Nigel Crosswell weighed in at 128.8 lbs for his 125 lb fight, and opponent Anton Potocki will receive 20% of his purse.
Bilal Nisari weighed in at 148.8 lbs for his 145 lb bout with Leonardo Lara, and Lara’s team declined to fight with that weight variance. PFC officials were on video chat with Lara’s coach in Mexico trying to reach an agreement, but ultimately were not successful.
Robert Protomanni weighed in at 173.6 for his 170 lb fight, and opponent Matt Bednarek will receive 20% of his purse.
MM-eh will be covering the event live, so come back tomorrow night for results.
|145.4||Michael Imperato||140||Musa Toliver||144.8|
|104.6||Isabelle Lacroix||105||Kara Marie Vislosky||105.0|
|156.2 *||Blake Oswald||155||Kevin Bastien Popowick||155.4|
|145.4||Andrea Watson||145||Sierra Dinwoodie||144.0|
|128.8 *||Nigel Crosswell||125||Anton Potocki||125.2|
|169.2||Matt Bednarek||170||Robert Protomanni||173.6 *|
|*||Arterisk indicates missed weight|