This Friday, news shook Brazilian MMA. Corinthians ambassador Charles do Bronx lost his UFC lightweight belt after failing to break the weight limit for his fight against Justin Gaethje, which will be held this Saturday in Phoenix, United States – see more details in the video above.
The Brazilian fighter became Corinthians ambassador for fighting sports in November last year. A declared supporter of the alvinegro club, Charles do Bronx couldn’t beat the weight of 70.3 kg, which was necessary to carry out the fight. The Brazilian attended the official weigh-in with six minutes left for the formality to end. The Corinthians player weighed himself and was 200 grams above the rules.
With that, the fighter was disqualified from the fight at UFC 274, in Phoenix, United States. It was the first time that a champion lost the title of a UFC category for not meeting the weight limit for an event. With that, the confrontation will take place, but the belt is only valid for the North American fighter – if Charles do Bronx wins, the prize will be vacant.
Through its official profile on twitter, Corinthians regretted the disqualification of Charles do Bronx for the fight to keep the UFC lightweight belt. “Charles from the Bronxs missed weight by 226g and is no longer the owner of the UFC lightweight belt. Fiel and Corinthians are with you, Charles! We’ll go back to the top!“, wrote the Corinthians – see below.
The fighter has several remarkable moments with Timão. In May of last year, he was supported by Fiel at the airport, when he was boarding to fight for the belt title. On his return, the Brazilian was celebrated by Corinthians fans on the day he arrived in Brazil.
The fight between Charles do Bronx and Justin Gaethje will be held this Saturday, and is part of the main card of UFC 274. The event starts at 6:10 pm.
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