Championship fights don't have leeway. 155.0 is the maximum.
But I think it's all a non-event. He opted to weigh in first to maximize the time he would have to make weight after failing. So the way the scale moved he was probably 155.5 or maybe 156.0. He can easily shed that weight in the allotted two-hour window by throwing up or taking a diuretic or whatever trick they have. To be clear, he should have had to go through the suck of last-ditch weight cut, but ultimately I doubt it will matter for the fight.
The odds on Gaethje seem really off.
I do probably expect Khabib to win but £20 on Gaethje almost gets me £80 back.
If Khabib has had a tough weight cut then I think it'll be much more competitive then those odds suggest.
I keep vacillating on Khabib v Gaethje, but I am going to pick a Gaethje upset. I don’t think Gaethje is better than Khabib, they are both capable of winning, but Khabib had a particularly drained appearance at the weigh-in, which may translate to more trouble with the takedowns/keeping Gaethje down, and he will have to deal with a damaging set of hands. Gaethje by decision.
Unfortunately, I think Whittaker is going to lose by KO. I know he says he was burnt out, but I just don’t think his chin is the same and he has appeared less fluid in movement in his last 2 fights. I sincerely hope he proves me wrong.
This card is at an awful time for me. I will be well and truly asleep, but I know my subconscious is going to wake me and try to fool me into checking results. I’ll try to resist and catch the replay without spoilers.