While plenty of MMA fans are chomping at the bit for UFC 166 Saturday night, another round of MMA action can be had with Bellator 104 tomorrow night. The card will go down at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and will showcase the semifinals of the Season Nine Welterweight Tournament.¬†In preparation for the event, Bellator held the official weigh-ins today, and all of the competitors made weight.
Rick Hawn came in at 17o.4 for his welterweight tourney semifinal with Brent Weedman, who tipped the scales at 170.7. That’s an interesting bout, since the two fought in the finals of Bellator’s Season Six lightweight tourney, which saw Hawn advance with the UD win. The decorated Judoka fought lightweight champ Michael Chandler this past January, but was lost via second round, submission.
Hawn earned a UD win over Herman Terrado in the welterweight tourney quarterfinals, and Weedman tapped out Justin Baesman with an opening round, armbar.
In the other semifinal, “War Machine” will battle Ron Keslar, and the two weighed in at 170.5 and 170.7 respectively. The UFC vet “War Machine” choked out Vaughn Anderson to advance to the semis, and Keslar worked his way to a split decision win over Sergio Melo Jr.
So, here are the official weigh-in results for Bellator 104, which will also see former TUF winner Kendall Grove take on Joe Vedepo. ¬†The main card will be broadcast live on SPIKE.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Brent Weedman (170.7) vs. Rick Hawn (170.4)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal:¬†Ron Keslar (170.7) vs. War Machine (170.5)¬†
Middleweight Feature Fight:¬†Kendall Grove (185.7) vs. Joe Vedepo (185.2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight:¬†Eric Prindle (265.6) vs. Peter Graham (246.6)
Welterweight Feature Fight:¬†Paul Bradley (171) vs. Karl Amoussou (170.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight:¬†Rod Montoya (155.8) vs. Paul Sass (155.1)
Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs):¬†Rob Emerson (145.6) vs. Jared Downing (148.3)
Catchweight Feature Fight (160lbs):¬†Brandon Girtz (160) vs. Mike Estus (157.6)
Catchweight Feature Fight (161lbs): Derek Loffer (160.4) vs. Cliff Wright Jr. (154)
Featherweight Feature Fight:¬†Andrew Tieva (144.6) vs. Chris Lane (146)