After being pulled from a scheduled September 7th bout with Nick Kirk at Bellator 98, Joe Warren has cleared the final hurdle for his match-up tomorrow night in Portland, Oregon.
The former featherweight champ tipped the scales at 135.7 in preparation for Bellator 101, while the bantamweight Kirk also came in at 135.7 pounds. Warren, who coached during the first season of Bellator’s “Fight Master”, was prevented from fighting Kirk earlier in the month due to a undisclosed medical reason. While there was speculation that Warren had been knocked out during training,the decorated wrestler relayed to MMA Fighting that it was because of an incorrectly diagnosed stroke. So, since Warren’s just fine, he’ll face Kirk tomorrow.
All of the competitors for the opening round of the lightweight tourney also made weight. The quaterfinals will feature UFC vets like Marcus Davis, Rich Clementi and John Alessio, as well as talented lightweights like Saad Awad, Tiger Sarnavskiy and Will Brooks. So in other words, tomorrow’s card should be a good one.
Bellator 101 will be hosted by the Moda Center in Portland and the main card will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Here are the official weigh-in results for Friday’s card. Stay tuned to Caged Insider for all your Bellator news and coverage.
Bellator Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal: Joe Warren (135.7) vs. Nick Kirk (135.7)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Marcus Davis (156) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (155.4)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: John Alessio (155.6) vs. Will Brooks (155.3)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Ricardo Tirloni (155.5) vs. Rich Clementi (155.5)
Bellator Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Saad Awad (155.9) vs. Martin Stapleton (156)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Scott Thometz (155.9) vs. Brent Primus (155.5)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andy Uhrich (170) vs. Nathan Coy (170.5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcin Held (155.7) vs. Ryan Healy (154.4)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremiah Riggs (181.2) vs. Peter Aspinwall (186)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Austin Springer (134.8) vs. Zach Skinner (134.7)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Dave Vitkay (185.6) vs. Tyson Jeffries (183.8)
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