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Bellator 97 Weigh-Ins: Chandler and Rickels Ready

Bellator 97

Bellator will close out its Summer Series tomorrow night in New Mexico, with a card that features two title fights as well as two tournament finals. All of the main card competitors made weight for the event this afternoon, which will be hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

Lightweight champion Michael Chandler came in at 154.4 pounds for his title fight with David Rickels, who weighed in at 154.6. Welterweight champ Ben Askren, meanwhile, tipped the scales at 169.9, while recent tourney winner Andrey Koreshkov weighed 169.2

The card will also see “King Mo” Lawal in action, who weighed in at 205.6 for his tournament final with light-heavyweight Jacob Noe, who came it at 205.7

It has the makings of a pretty entertaining card, which as always, will be broadcast on SPIKE.

Stay tuned to Caged for all your Bellator news and coverage. Here are the official weigh-in results for Bellator 97.


Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.4) vs. David Rickels (154.6)

Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (169.9) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (169.2)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: “King Mo” Lawal (205.6) vs. Jacob Noe (205.7)

Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (262.7) vs. Vitaly Minakov (239.1)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Jared Downing (145.9) vs. Patricio Pitbull (145.1)



Catchweight Feature Fight (158 lbs.): Cris Leyva (157.3) vs. Will Brooks (157.5)

Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Rafael Silva (136) vs. Rodrigo Lima (135.4)

Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Anthony Leone (135.9) vs. Frank Baca (135.4)

Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (155.8) vs. Bubba Jenkins (156.0)

Catchweight Feature Fight (190 lbs): Jeremy Kimball (189.2) vs. Keith Berry (189.9)

Bantamweight Feature Fight: Russell Wilson (135.6) vs. Shawn Bunch (135.6)

Bantamweight Catchweight Fight (150 lbs): Javier Palacios (148.4) vs. Richard Jacques (151.2)**

Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (136.0) vs. Felipe Chavez (134.9)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (148.8)** vs. Donald Sanchez (145.4)


**Both Richard Jacques and Cliff Wright Jr. forfeited a portion of their purse for missing weight

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