Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler and former champ Eddie Alvarez have cleared the final hurdle for their rematch tomorrow night at Bellator 106, as both men made weight today in Long Beach, California.
Chandler came in at 154.8 pounds for the main event bout and Alvarez tipped the scales at 154.5 The two fought before in November, 2011, and Chandler ended Alvarez’s reign as champion with a fourth round, rear-naked-choke. The fight was also widely regarded to be one of the year’s best, so in other words, tomorrow’s scrap could be fantastic.
At light-heavyweight, both “King Mo” Lawal and Emanuel Newton made weight for their fight, which will determine the promotion’s interim champion. Lawal weighed in at 204.2 and Newton was 203.4. The two have exchanged plenty of words heading into the scrap, after Newton KO’d Lawal with a spinning backfist in February. The two engaged in a heated but respectful face off after making weight.
And in the third title fight scheduled, featherweight champ Pat Curran will battle Daniel Strauss. Curran, who holds a 2009 knockout win over Strauss, weighed in at 144.8 and the challenger was 144.2
Here are the official weigh-in results for Bellator 106, which will be broadcast on SPIKE.
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Main Card (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5)
Interim Light-Heavyweight Championship
“King Mo” Lawal (204.2) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4)
Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Daniel Straus (144.2)
“Fight Master” Tourney Final
Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7)
Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano “Soldier Boy” Souza (171)
Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6)
Brandon Halsey (203.8) vs. Hector Ramirez (205)
Mike Guymon (155.8) vs. Aaron Miller (156)
Joe Camacho (150)* vs. Cleber Luciano (149)*
Darren Smith (155) vs. Josh Smith (155.5)
*fighter has two hours to make the weight