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By David Tees on 2/20/2021 6:15 AM

Rafael Alves and Pat Sabatini were scheduled to compete on the preliminary card for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 185 card, but Alves missed weight for the featherweight bout by 11.5 pounds, which is the record for the biggest weigh-in miss in UFC history.

The fighter claims that it was some bad salmon that caused him to miss weight for tonight’s event.

“I ate salmon yesterday and fell ill, (had) vomit and diarrhea, so the doctor said I had to treat it with (drinking) water,” he told MMA Fighting. “I only had (4.4 pounds) left to cut, (but) when I drank water my weight went up and got stuck, so the doctor didn’t clear me to fight. But God owns everything and He knows what He does.”

UFC officials decided to scrap the bout after Alves missed weight for two different weight classes.

Alves says his time at featherweight is done and he is moving to the lightweight division.

“Sean Shelby said that health is what matters now,” Alves said. “He told me this has happened to champions before, and told (me) to fight at 155 and come back stronger. They won’t cut me because they had to change opponents and they were searching for a new one, some said they would fight at 155 and others at 145, so I didn’t focus on the guy I was fighting nor my weight. But I’m going to fight at 155 now. I’m focused and nothing will stop me.”