Weigh-ins for tomorrow’s Bellator 145 took place today in St Louis, Missouri — with each of the four competitors in the event’s two title bouts making their contracted marks.
In the main event, a Bellator regular in Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (above, left) will defend his Bellator 145 lb belt against Daniel Straus (above, right). The two have each accumulated impressive MMA records at 23-6 and 24-2, respectively.
The show’s co-main event features the promotion’s rising star, Will “Ill Will” Brooks (16-1), who will face Marcin Held (21-3) with the 155-pound belt on the line.
Pitbull and Brooks reportedly came to blows in an altercation at a St Louis hotel earlier this week, as described here at Caged Insider. But today’s weigh-in went off without a hitch.
The event will also feature the return of former lightweight titlist Michael Chandler (13-3), who faces David “Caveman” Rickels (16-3, 1 NC). A heavyweight bout between former pro wrestling standout Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley (13-2) and James Thompson (20-14) is also featured.
Full video of the weigh-ins is here:
Main Card (to air on Spike TV at 9 pm ET, 6 pm PT)
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (144.4) vs. Daniel Straus (144.4)
Will Brooks (154.8) vs. Marcin Held (154.8)
Michael Chandler (155.75) vs. Dave Rickels (155.75)
Bobby Lashley (239.5) vs. James Thompson (264)
Justin Lawrence (146) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145.6)