Calvillo doesn’t make weight for Rodriguez fight

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Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik both made the heavyweight limit for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event in Washington, D.C., but one half of the co-main event missed badly at Friday’s weigh-in. One prelim fighter missed weight as well.

Overeem (47-17, 1 NC) hit the scale at 248 pounds, and Rozenstruik (9-0) weighed in at 250.5. For nontitle bouts, fighters must be no heavier than 266 pounds.

Cynthia Calvillo, scheduled to face Marina Rodriguez in the strawweight co-main, weighed in at 120.5 pounds, a full 4.5 pounds over the limit. For Calvillo (8-1), it was the second weight miss in her last three fights. Rodriguez (12-0-1) weighed 115.5.

Also missing weight was Matt Sayles (8-2), who registered 148.5 pounds on the scale for his featherweight prelim against Bryce Mitchell (11-0). Mitchell weighed in at 145.2 pounds; the limit for a nontitle fight is 146.

Per the UFC, both fights will go ahead as planned. Calvillo will relinquish 30 percent of her purse to Rodriguez, and Sayles will surrender 20 percent of his to Mitchell.

Tim Means (28-11-1, 1 NC) initially came in at 171.5 pounds — a half pound over the nontitle welterweight limit — for his prelim against Thiago Alves, but made weight on a second attempt. Alves (23-14) hit 171 on the button.

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