Dennis Hallman at UFC 117A lightweight fight between Dennis Hallman and Thiago Tavares has been pulled from tomorrow’s UFC on FX 5 card after Hallman failed to make weight.

According to sources speaking to on Thursday, Hallman was expected to come in well over the 156lb cut off for the lightweight division.

UFC officials then announced that Hallman was 7 pounds over the limit, and his opponent Thiago Tavares ultimately decided to turn down the fight, and the bout was scrapped.

Unfortunately this is another strike on Hallman, who has missed weight before when cutting down to the lightweight division.

Hallman came in over weight for his last scheduled bout as well at UFC 140 when he faced Canadian John Makdessi. Hallman ultimately won that fight, but now with his second missed weight in a row, his future doesn’t look too secure with the UFC.

The rest of the UFC on FX 5 card will go ahead as scheduled with one less bout now planned for the UFC on Fuel TV preliminary card.

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