Bellator 97 Weigh-In Results from the Santa Ana Star Casino
Albuquerque, N.M. (July 30, 2013) – The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Stage nightclub at the Santa Ana Star Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s July 31st event, which will feature the Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight, the Welterweight World Title Fight and the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Tournament Finals.
Bellator MMA will take place at the Santa Ana Star Center on Wednesday, July 31st with the first fight taking place at 3:30 p.m. MT and streaming live on Spike.com The televised portion of the night will begin at 5 p.m. MT and will air live on Spike TV.
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.4) vs. David Rickels (154.6)
Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (169.9) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (169.2)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: King Mo (205.6) vs. Jacob Noe (205.7)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (262.7) vs. Vitaly Minakov (239.1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jared Downing (145.9) vs. Patricio Pitbull (145.1)
Catchweight Feature Fight (158 lbs.): Cris Leyva (157.3) vs. Will Brooks (157.5)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Rafael Silva (136) vs. Rodrigo Lima (135.4)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Anthony Leone (135.9) vs. Frank Baca (135.4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (155.8) vs. Bubba Jenkins (156.0)
Catchweight Feature Fight (190 lbs): Jeremy Kimball (189.2) vs. Keith Berry (189.9)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Russell Wilson (135.6) vs. Shawn Bunch (135.6)
Bantamweight Catchweight Fight (150 lbs): Javier Palacios (148.4) vs. Richard Jacques (151.2)**
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (136.0) vs. Felipe Chavez (134.9)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (148.8)** vs. Donald Sanchez (145.4)
**Both Richard Jacques and Cliff Wright Jr. forfeited a portion of their purse for missing weight
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
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Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 115 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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