The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 96” took place Tuesday in Oklahoma.
Some of these Bellator fighters must think making weight is optional, as five contestants missed their marks on the scale. Sigh…
Wednesday’s event will showcase two light heavyweight quarterfinal matchups. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (pictured) and Seth Petruzelli headline the show.
WinStar World Casino in Thackerville hosts the festivities.
Spike.com streams the prelims live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT, while Spike TV broadcasts the showcase bouts at 7PM ET.
Here are the official results from today’s weigh-ins:
(Spike.com 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Jarrod Card (145.7) vs. Chas Skelly (145.9)
Keith Berry (190)* vs. Cortez Coleman (185.6)
Mike Maldonado (135.8) vs. Chavous Smith (137.7)**
Damon Jackson (154.8) vs. Keith Miner (155.8)
Raphael Butler (261) vs. Jeremiah O’Neal (260.5)
Brandon Halsey (205) vs. Joe Yager (205.4)
Derek Campos (159.2)# vs. Brandon Girtz (155.7)
Steven Artoff (138.8)## vs. Justin McNally (135.4)
(Spike TV 7PM ET)
Blas Avena (170) vs. War Machine (170)
Vitaly Minakov (246) vs. Ron Sparks (264.6) (heavyweight tournament – first round)
Rich Hale (240.1) vs. Ryan Martinez (263.8) (heavyweight tournament – first round)
Jacob Noe (206.2)^ vs. Renato Sobral (204.4) (light heavyweight tournament – first round)
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205.2) vs. Seth Petruzelli (204.8) (light heavyweight tournament – first round)
* – Berry granted two hours to cut to the middleweight max of 186 pounds
** – Smith granted two hours to cut to the bantamweight max of 136 pounds
# – Campos granted two hours to cut to the lightweight max of 156 pounds
## – Artoff granted two hours to cut to the bantamweight max of 136 pounds
^ – Noe granted two hours to cut to the light heavyweight max of 206 pounds