The second event of Bellator’s Ninth Season will go down tomorrow night at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California, and the card’s headliners, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Diego Nunes, both made weight this afternoon.
“Pitbull”, who is coming off second round, stoppage win over Jared Downing at Bellator 97, tipped the scales at 145.5. Nunes, who will be making his Bellator debut, weighed in at 145. The UFC vet hasn’t fought since January, when he lost by unanimous decision to Nik Lentz at UFC on FX 7.
If you missed it earlier this week, Strikeforce vet Justin Wilcox is replacing Shabulat Shamhalaev, who had to drop out of the tourney on short notice to attend to his ill father. Wilcox will take on Akop Stepanyan in a quarterfinal fight, and both featherweights came in at 146 for the bout.
In a light-heavyweight, main card tilt, Vladimir Matyushenko will battle fellow UFC vet Houston Alexander. “The Janitor” came in at 205.8 for the scrap and Alexander weighed 204.6. That could be a compelling fight, as Matyushenko will be looking to score a big win after dropping consecutive bouts to Alexander Gustafsson and Ryan Bader. Alexander, meanwhile, is coming off two stoppage wins under the Victory Fighting Championship banner.
So, here are the official weigh-in results for Bellator 99, which as always, will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator Featherweight Opening Round: Patricio Pitbull (145.5) vs. Diego Nunes (145)
Bellator Featherweight Opening Round: Justin Wilcox (146) vs. Akop Stepanyan (146)
Bellator Featherweight Opening Round: Des Green (146) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (145.4)
Bellator Featherweight Opening Round: Joe Taimanglo (146) vs. Andrew Fisher (145.4)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Vladimir Matyushenko (205.8) vs. Houston Alexander (204.6)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Savio Kosic (204.4) vs. Hector Ramirez (203.6)
Catchweight Feature Fight (173 lbs.): Andy Murad (172.1) vs. Gavin Sterritt (169.3)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Musa Toliver (145.3) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (145.6)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Manny Lara (246) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (251)
Catchweight Feature Fight (209 lbs.): Nick Moghaddam (208.8) vs. Virgil Zwicker (206)