Diego Ferreira missed weight by a good margin ahead of UFC on ESPN 24 , but his fight with Gregor Gillespie will go on. Ferreira (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) came in 4.5 pounds over the lightweight limit at Friday’s official weigh-ins , tipping the scale at 160.5 for a non-title matchup contracted for no higher than 156. Gillespie (13-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), who weighed 156 on the nose, was given the choice to cancel the fight, but he opted to accept. For the second time in his 12-fight UFC tenure, Diego Ferreira missed weight. He came in 4.5 pounds over the lightweight limit

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UFC on ESPN 24: Diego Ferreira misses weight by 4.5 pounds, but Gregor Gillespie accepts fight – MMA Junkie

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