Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta is set to make his debut for Bellator Fighting Championships tonight against Chad Hinton at Bellator 13.
All 16 fighters slated to compete in this evening’s event tipped the scales Wednesday afternoon inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida.
Many have pegged Huerta as the favorite to win the lightweight tournament and challenge current title holder Eddie Alvarez at season’s end for his strap, but he’ll have to get past a gritty Hinton first.
Here are the official weigh-in results, as well as the official line-up for tonight’s Fox Sports Net broadcast:
Roger Huerta (155.25) vs. Chad Hinton (155.25)
Joe Warren (144.5) vs. Eric Marriott (144.75)
Bao Quach (145.25) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (145)
Carey Vanier (154.5) vs. Joe Duarte (156)
Local Feature Fight Card:
Ralph Acosta (139.75) vs. Chris Manuel (135.5)
Moyses Gabin (184) vs. Mikey Gomez (187)*
John Kelly (170.25) vs. Edson Diniz (172.25)
Vagner Rocha (168.5) vs. Francisco Soares (171.25)
(*Gabin has agreed to fight at a catchweight of 187 lbs.)
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