After Promise to Make 185, Anthony Johnson Bout Against Dave Branch Now At Catch Weight
Another fight, another weight issue for Anthony Johnson. A Friday night bout that will mark his first since his UFC release has been reset at a 195-pound catch weight despite numerous previous announcements it would be contested at 185.
The Titan Fighting 22 bout was originally advertised as a middleweight bout, but on Thursday's edition of Bloody Elbow Radio, promoter Joe Kelly said that Johnson and opponent Dave Branch had signed catch weight contracts instead. Johnson weighed in at 194.2 while Branch was 189.2.
It appears though, that the change was quite recent. A press release distributed as recently as May 7 trumpeted the fight at 185, headlined "Top Middleweights Battle at Titan Fighting 22." In addition, in a recent interview, Branch made it clear that the bout was agreed to at... [via MMA Fighting]
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