Jason High misses weight for PFL 7 vs. Johnny Case, who qualifies for playoffs after cancellation

Johnny Case will get all of his PFL 7 money and a spot in the PFL playoffs without throwing a punch.

The PFL canceled Case’s (23-6) bout with Jason High today after High (21-8) missed weight for Friday’s event. High came in at 160.2 pounds, or 4.2 pounds over the lightweight non-title limit.

PFL 7 takes place at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event’s main card airs live on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook Live.

Case’s spot in the postseason lightweight tournament comes after the promotion awarded him three points. A PFL official told MMAjunkie the promotion decided it was better to cancel the bout altogether than allow a fight with playoff implications to happen “with such a marked advantage for one of the contestants.”

The lightweight bout was put together on short notice after PFL regulars Brian Foster and Ramsey Nijem were not medically cleared to compete at the event. For High, it was his third chance to earn a spot in the postseason – and a potential $1 million payout – after a pair of submission losses, the first marked by a controversial stoppage.

Case signed on with the PFL after a short stint on the regional circuit that followed his release from the UFC, which came on the heels of back-to-back losses.

The full PFL 7 weigh-in results include:


  • Smealinho Rama (203.6) vs. Jamie Abdallah (205)
  • Bazigit Ataev (204) vs. Sean O’Connell (205.2)
  • Alexandre Bezerra (146) vs. Magomed Idrisov (145.8)
  • Paul Bradley (171) vs. Anderson Ferreira de Souza Santos (170.4)
  • Caio Alencar (256) vs. Mike Kyle (220.2)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook Live, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Caio Magalhaes (186) vs. Sadibou Sy (185)
  • Jason Butcher (202) vs. Emiliano Sordi (204)
  • Muhammed DeReese (245.2) vs. LeRoy Johnson (264.6)
  • Saidyokub Kakharamonov (141) vs. Omar Nurmagomedov (140)
  • Robert Hale (170.4) vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov (171)

For more on PFL 7, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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