Due to North Carolina Rules, Bellator 89 Weigh-In’s set for Midnight tomorrow

The eight season of Bellator MMA continues on Thursday night from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina and the weigh-in’s for the fight card will take place tomorrow night at midnight. Bellator 89

Bellator typically holds the weigh-in’s at 5 p.m. local time, but tomorrow’s weigh-in’s will take place at midnight ET.

TheMMAReport.com was able to confirm with a Bellator official that this week’s weigh-in’s will take place at a different time due to the rules in North Carolina. 

According to the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Boxing Authority, there are special rules for weigh-in’s that take place a day prior to the event.

“When a weigh-in is conducted the day prior to the event, with the exception of the heavyweight class, all other contestants must weigh-in at a second weigh-in the next day scheduled by the Division representative within eight hours of the starting time of the event. The contestant may not be more than 13 pounds heavier than their recorded weight from the day prior.”

Along with those regulations, there are also special rules on fighters weighing 145 lbs or less.

“No contestant, weighing 145 or less, may lose more than two pounds in less than 12 hours of a contest. No contestant, weighing 146 or more, may lose more than three pounds in less than 12 hours of a contest. This Item applies to a second day weigh-in also. This does not apply to light heavyweight class and above.”

With these special regulations in North Carolina, Bellator has elected to do one weigh-in, which will take place at midnight tomorrow.

TheMMAReport.com will have live coverage of the weigh-in’s and the live stream of the weigh-in’s will be on Bellator.com.