Contender Series Weigh-in Results: Two Fighters Miss Contracted Marks

By: Tristen Critchfield
Oct 11, 2021
There were some difficulties on the scales ahead of Week 7 of Dana White’s Contender Series.

Two fighters slated to compete on Tuesday’s card missed weight, including Christian Rodriguez, who is scheduled to meet Reyes Cortez Jr. in the evening’s featured bout at bantamweight. Rodriguez initally weighed 138 pounds, while Cortez Jr. tipped the scales at 135.5 pounds. Rodriguez was unable to hit his contracted mark after taking an extra hour to cut weight, as he was only able to get down to 137.25 pounds.

Meanwhile, Jake Hadley initially checked in at 127.25 pounds for a flyweight showdown against Mitch Raposo (126). After being given an additional hour to cut weight, Hadley came still came in heavy at 127 pounds.

The Contender Series takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and airs on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Anchored at the MMA Lab, Cortez Jr. has been victorious in five of his first six professional appearances. Most recently, he outpointed Axel Osuna at a Combate Global card on June 18.

The Roufusport-trained Rodriguez is 5-0 as a professional, with appearances in Bellator, Legacy Fighting Allliance and Cage Fury Fighting Championships to his credit. In his last outing, the 23-year-old stopped Charalampos Grigoriou in the third frame at CFFC 92.

Contender Series Weigh-in Results:

Reyes Cortez Jr. (135.5) vs. Christian Rodriguez (137.25)*
Lorenzo Hood (257.5) vs. Martin Buday (264.5)
Jake Hadley (127)** vs. Mitch Raposo (126)
Chris Duncan (155.5) vs. Viacheslav Borshchev (156)
Maria Silva (116) vs. Kathryn Paprocki (115.5)

Rodriguez initially weighed 138 pounds but was unable to make weight after being given an additional hour.
Hadley initially weighed 127.25 pounds but was unable to make weight after being given an additional hour.
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