Ryan Benoit Taken to Hospital After Scary Scene at UFC Vegas 26 Weigh-in

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVMay 7, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 07: Ryan Benoit attempts to make weight during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on May 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Ryan Benoit was transported to the hospital Friday after failing to make weight for his flyweight bout against Zarrukh Adashev at UFC Vegas 26, his manager told ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

MMA Junkie tweeted video of a woozy Benoit needing to be guided to and from the scale on multiple occasions during Friday's weigh-in:

MMA Junkie @MMAjunkie

It was a scary scene for Ryan Benoit at weigh-ins.<br><br>He had to be guided to the scale on multiple attempts before missing weight by 3 pounds.<br><br>His #UFCVegas26 fight with Zarrukh Adashev is OFF.<br><br>Full story: https://t.co/NQ3IXGpeGj pic.twitter.com/svAHZTOuOe

With Benoit missing weight by three pounds, his scheduled fight against Adashev on Saturday's card has been called off.

Per Raimondi, Benoit was looked at by doctors after his first weigh-in attempt and allowed to try a second time, but the decision was made to take him to the hospital afterward. The 31-year-old was visibly dehydrated and barely able to stand on his own, per Raimondi.

Raimondi noted that Benoit previously missed weight once before prior to a November 2017 fight against Ashkan Mokhtarian. The fight still occurred at catchweight and Benoit won by knockout.

The 31-year-old Benoit is a San Diego native who made his UFC debut in 2013 as part of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate finale.

For his career, Benoit owns a 10-7 record with eight wins by way of knockout. Under the UFC umbrella, he is 3-5 with his most recent fight being a unanimous-decision loss to Tim Elliott at UFC on ESPN in July 2020.

Benoit is in the midst of a two-fight losing streak and has dropped three of his past four bouts overall.

UFC Vegas 26 will be highlighted by a women's flyweight bout between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez, as well as Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs. Alex Morono.