Raquel Pennington comes in two pounds heavy at UFC Denver weigh-ins

Raquel Pennington at the UFC Denver weigh-ins on Friday

Two main card fighters struggled with the scale on Friday.

At the official weigh-ins for UFC Denver, which takes place Saturday at the Pepsi Center, women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington came in heavy at 138 pounds, two pounds over the bantamweight limit. Strawweight Maycee Barber also had difficulties, weighing in at 116.5, half-a-pound over the divisional limit on her first attempt.

Both fighters waited until the last 15 minutes of the allotted weigh-in time to hit the scale and both required the hoop to cover up after stripping to shed the extra poundage. Neither was successful in making weight on their first try, but Barber will be allowed another hour for a second attempt at making 116 pounds.

It is not known whether the bouts will proceed as scheduled and, if so, how much Pennington and Barber will be fined (should Barber fail to make weight on attempt number two). Pennington and Barber did face off with their respective opponents, Germaine de Randamie and Hannah Cifers.

Earlier this week, Pennington spoke about a thyroid issue that complicated her weight cut.

See the full weigh-in results and video here.

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