The Bellator 109 Weigh-Ins took place on Thursday afternoon and tomorrow night’s middleweight title fight is now official as both fighters were on weight.
The weigh-ins took place inside the North Hampton and LeHigh rooms inside the Sands Casino Resort and tomorrow night’s fight card will come from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Tomorrow night’s card will be headlined by Alexander Shlemenko (184.7 lbs) defending the middleweight title against season eight tournament winner Doug Marshall (184.3 lbs). This fight was scheduled to take place earlier this season, but an injury forced Marshall to postpone the fight.
Following Marshall weighing in, he told Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith that he was tired of seeing all of the Russian flags in Bellator and plans to bring the title back to the United States.
Also on the card tomorrow night will be the finals in this seasons lightweight and welterweight tournament. In the lightweight final, Will Brooks (156 lbs) will meet Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (155.4 lbs). Brooks initially weighed in at 156.1 pounds and the commission gave him additional time to make weight.
In the welterweight tournament final, Ron Keslar (170.7 lbs) will meet Rick Hawn (170.5 lbs) and the winner of the bout will face season eight tournament winner Douglas Lima for the now vacant Bellator welterweight title.
The only fighter that was unable to make was preliminary card fighter Goiti Yamauchi (152.3 lbs). He came in six pounds overweight and his fight with Saul Almeida is a now a catchweight bout and Yamauchi has been fined a portion of his purse.
The complete Bellator 109 Weigh-In Results are below.
Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Alexander Shlemenko (184.7) vs. Doug Marshall (184.3)
Will Brooks (156) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.4)
Ron Keslar (170.7) vs. Rick Hawn (170.5)
Patrick Cenoble (155.4) vs. Terry Etim (155.5)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Keith Bell (256.5) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (252.5)
Saul Almeida (145.9) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (152.3) *
Ahsan Abdullah (153) vs. Mike Bannon (155)
Bubba Jenkins (155.6) vs. Ian Rammel (155.8)
Brett Glass (155.7) vs. Brent Primus (155.5)
Lester Caslow (145.3) vs. Jay Haas (145.2)
* Yamauchi missed weight and has been fined a portion of his purse