UFC Bantamweight newcomer Dustin Kimura has forfeited 20 percent of his purse following an overweight measurement at the weigh-in.
Kimura, 23, was over the 136- pound bantam weight limit by three and a half pounds for tonight’s (Feb. 2nd) matchup with Chico Camus. Kimura was given a second attempt two hours later, but again was over the limit.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided to fine “The Diamond” 20 percent of his purse, the specific amount will remain unknown until after the event. Camus, will receive that fined percentage, which is surely fair – considering he himself complied with the rules, but must not fight an opponent who is effectively out of his weight class.
The UFC 156 event is being held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Kimura vs Camus is on the preliminary Facebook card. Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar is the headline.
28-year-old Camus is set for his 2nd UFC fight, having beaten Dustin Pague at UFC 150 last year.
Kimura, born in Hawaii has a record of 10-0. He told UFC.com;
“ I think our styles together will make for a very exciting fight… It’s incredible [to fight in UFC]. It’s been a dream of mine to fight in the UFC and now I get to make it a reality.”
The stats suggest so too, half of Kimura’s boughts have resulted in first round finishes – if you’re looking for some more low key excitement this weekend, Kimura v Camus could be the one.
By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory