Re: Weight management
Each fighter and bout in particular does vary considering the circumstance they're in.
If they have accepted a bout within weeks they will have committed to losing the weight in a fast amount of time. usually means they aren't far from the contracted weight. Otherwise they have a lot of pain on their hands trying to make weight.
If their weight in is month or two away they have a lot more time to work it off and focus on other things.
generally fighters walk around a couple kg's or more heavier than their weight class. work it off during camp. then also its surprising how much weight is lost when an empty stomach, water depleted, shit depleted body is on the scales.
Ideally you should walk around at your weight class but every advantage counts during the bout including more weight behind the shots.