Kelvin Gastelum wasn’t the only fighter suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission, as Thiago Alves has been suspended three months by the commission for failing to make weight for his fight with Jim Miller at UFC 205, ESPN broke the story.
Alves was set to make his lightweight division debut against Miller, but he weighed in at 162.6 pounds for the belt, the lightweight weight limit is 156 pounds. Miller actually had to gain weight so he could get within 5 pounds of Alves, Miller did and he also defeated Alves by unanimous decision at the event.
Alves had fought his entire run until UFC 206 as a welterweight, even challenging then welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, but fell short after a decision loss.
The New York State Athletic Commission has been busy handing out suspensions or cancelling fights altogether, because outside of the Alves and Gastelum weight cutting issues, the commission also declared that Rashad Evans was unable to make his middleweight debut after he was unable to pass medical exams.
The UFC will be returning to New York this December for UFC Fight Night 102, which will be headlined by a heavyweight division fight between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov.