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MMA Fighter Shares Terrifying Images of Weight Cutting Ahead of UFC 301

MMA Fighter Shares Terrifying Images of Weight Cutting Ahead of UFC 301

MMA fighter Elves Brener has shared footage of his weight cut for his UFC 301 fight.

MMA fighter Elves Brener has shared footage of his weight cut for his UFC 301 fight.

UFC 301 takes place in Brazil on Saturday, with the main event featuring Alexandre Pantoja defending his flyweight belt against Steve Erceg.

Elsewhere on the card, Elves Brener will look to maintain his unbeaten record when he takes on Kyrgyz international Myktybek Orolbai.

On Friday, both fighters looked in top form, hitting the required weight of 156 pounds ahead of the fight.

However, Brener’s Chute Box teammate Allan Nascimento posted a video to his Instagram, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what fighters do to their bodies to gain weight.

The clip, which you can watch below, showed a nearly unconscious Brener being held up in an infrared sauna by former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.

Oliveira then pulls him out and lays him on the ground to cool off, while Brener is so tired and dehydrated he can barely move.

The message is captioned: “Whatever the challenge, we always face it together. We are not a team, but a family! There is no giving up when we are together.”

Elsewhere, French featherweight William Gomis was forced to withdraw from his fight against Jean Silva after his weigh-in.

Gomis, who was wearing clothes, could barely get off the scale and was unable to walk off stage unaided before vomiting backstage. His team then withdrew from the battle.

Here’s the full card ahead of UFC 301.

Main card

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg (Men’s Flyweight Title)

Jonathan Martinez vs. Jose Aldo (Bantamweight)

Anthony Smith vs. Vitor Petrino (light-heavyweight)

Michel Pereira vs. Ihor Potieria (Middleweight)

Paul Craig vs. Caio Borralho (Middleweight)

Preliminaries

Jack Shore vs. Joanderson Brito (Featherweight)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Iasmin Lucindo (women’s strawweight)

Elfen Brener vs. Myktybek Orolbai (Lightweight)

Early preliminaries

Joaquim Silva vs. Drakkar Klose (Lightweight)

Mauricio Ruffy vs. Jamie Mullarkey (Lightweight)

Dione Barbosa vs. Ernesta Kareckaite (women’s flyweight)

Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel (lightweight)

Alessandro Costa vs. Kevin Borjas (flyweight)

Featured image credits: @mma_orbit via X

Topics: UFC, MMA, Brazil, Charles Oliveira