*** UPDATE 12:15pm Las Vegas Time ***

Lee took the full hour and then made 154.5-pounds at the second time of asking


Well who would’ve thought it! The Interim UFC lightweight title fight between Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson is in jeopardy after Kevin Lee could only make 156-pounds at the first time of asking at the early weigh-ins.

Ferguson made 155-pounds at around 10 am local time in Las Vegas, but Lee only made it to the weigh-ins at he deadline of  11 am.

Lee then weighed in with the assistance of a towel and was given the bad news that he was 156-pounds and was 1-pound over championship weight. 

NSAC official Bob Bennett late informed reporters that Lee had been cleared by a NSAC doctor to cut the pound in the next hour. 

We are currently awaiting to see if Lee is able to cut the pound. He has until 12:15 pm local time in Las Vegas.

As it stands, only Tony Ferguson will be able to win the interim title on Saturday at UFC 216.