The weigh-in event for tomorrow’s Bellator: Halsey vs. Carvalho show went off without a hitch today in Connecticut, with all fighters on the main card making their respective marks.
The main event features Rafael Carvalho challenging Brandon Halsey for the Bellator middleweight championship — and both fighters engaged in brief interviews after successfully making the 185 lb limit.
Halsey, who is still undefeated at 9-0 in his MMA career, said simply “I’m going to do my talking in the cage tomorrow.”
Carvalho, of Curitiba, Brazil, said (with the assistance of a translator) that he was confident in his training, and ready for a five round battle. Carvalho’s record stands at 12-10 as a professional.
The show also features a featherweight bout between 22 year old Goiti Yamauchi, a Brazilian of Japanese origins who has won two straight at Bellator; and Isao Kobayashi, a former Pancrase champion of Japan. In an odd coincidence, both fighters have oddly similar records, with 18 wins against two losses. (Kobayashi also has four draws.)
Bellator: Halsey vs. Carvalho, aka Bellator 144, will take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT tomorrow.
Here are the complete results:
Main Card (to air on Spike TV, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT)
Middleweight Title Fight: Brandon Halsey (185) vs. Rafael Carvalho (184)
Welterweights: Brennan Ward (170.75) vs. Dennis Olson (170.5)
Featherweights: Goiti Yamauchi (145.75) vs. Isao Kobayashi (145)
Welterweights: Michael Page (171) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (169.25)
Preliminary Bouts (to air at Spike.com at 6:45 pm ET/3:45 pm PT)
Catchweight (150) Fight: Pete Rogers (149) vs. Marius Enache (150)
Catchweight (129) Fight: Billy Giovanella (129.75) vs. Brandon Polcare (129.75)
Catchweight (165 lb.) Fight: Keenan Raymond (164) vs. Damien Trites (164.75)
Bantamweights: Kin Moy (136) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (134.75)
Featherweights: Matt Bessette (146) vs. Kevin Roddy (145.5)
Welterweights: Matt Secor (170.75) vs. Jeremie Holloway (170.75)
Lightweights: Sam Watford (156) vs. T.J. Hepburn (156)
Welterweights: Kemran Lachinov (169.75) vs. Ilya Kotau (171)
Light Heavyweights: Mike Zichelle (205) vs. Kevin Haley (205.5)
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