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UFC and boxing move up weigh-ins to give fighters more time to rehydrate

UFC and boxing move up weigh-ins to give fighters more time to rehydrate

In a departure for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and boxing, there will be Friday morning weigh-ins for Saturday night’s separate title-fight cards in the Southland as a safety measure to give fighters more time to rehydrate before their bouts.

Weigh-ins have been typically reserved for nationally telecast, late-afternoon productions. But this is part of an experiment by the UFC and California State Athletic Commission to address the dangers associated with fighters’ sudden weight loss to make their contracted weight limits.

Shifting the weigh-ins  to 10 a.m. for the UFC 199 double-title card at the Forum, and 11 a.m. for the Francisco...

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