Drew Dober competed under the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) auspices at UFC 214, where he weighed in more than ten percent of his weigh-in weight on fight night. Due to the 10 point weight cutting system put in place by the CSAC, it was recommended that Dober compete at welterweight instead lightweight in the future.
The fighter did just that and fought at welterweight for UFC On Fox 27, where he defeated Frank Camacho by unanimous decision. Dober has since wanted to move back to lightweight and according to MMA Fighting, it is a move that the CSAC will allow the fighter to make.
Even though his next bout takes place at UFC Fight Night Lincoln and will be overseen by a separate athletic commission, many commissions will still adhere to the rules made by others. Dober had to be cleared by a physician and weighed in multiple teams leading up to this fight through Skype before the CSAC decided to allow him to compete at 155 pounds again.
UFC Fight Night Lincoln takes place on Saturday, August 25 from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska with Justin Gaethje and James Vick headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.