With less than twenty-four hours until Bellator 221 kicks off, don’t miss the highlights from Friday morning’s weigh-ins!
Chicago, IL — Bellator 221’s weigh-in on Friday saw all main-card fighters make weight. It also revealed an interesting quirk in Illinois athletic commission rules: all fighters must be within three pound of each other.
That rule saw one fight fall off the card, and another stay on after a fighter essentially intentionally missed weight to stay within three pounds of his opponent, who also came in heavy.
The fight lost was Askar Askar vs. Taylor Moore. Askar came in at 140.8lbs, putting him over the bantamweight limit, and more than 3lbs above his opponent. Jose Leon, meanwhile, saved his fight by regaining some weight when opponent Christian Rodriguez came in heavy. The bout moves forward at a 140lb catchweight after originally being scheduled for bantamweight.
Check below for a gallery of highlights from the Bellator 221 official and ceremonial weigh-ins, including face offs!
Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Michael Chandler (154.8) (c) vs. Patrício Freire (154.7)
Welterweight: Douglas Lima (169.5) vs. Michael Page (169.9)
Featherweight: A. J. McKee (145.8) vs. Pat Curran (146)
Heavyweight: Jake Hager (239.1) vs. T.J Jones (263.7)
Featherweight: Tywan Claxton (145.8) vs. James Bennett (145.8)
Featherweight: Adil Benjilany (145.3) vs. Chris Lencioni (145)
Lightweight: Chris Gonzalez (155.8) vs Charlie Radtke (155.5)
Welterweight: Scott Writz (170.3) vs. Josh Streacker (169.8)
Bantamweight: Bryan Bautista (134.8) vs. Robert Fenicle (134.4)
Bantamweight: Askar Askar (140.8) vs Taylor Moore (134.8) ***
Lightweight: Adam Ward (155.2) vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (154.9)
Bantamweight: Jose Leon (137.7) vs Christian Rodriguez (140)
Featherweight: Joey Diehl (125.8) vs Jesse Bazzi (125.8)
Heavyweight: Dave Latoria (242.1) vs Jason Belyew (243.8)
Light Heavyweight: James Bochnovic (204.4) vs Robert Morrow (204.5)
*** Askar vs. Moore removed from the card after Askar missed weight, and was more than 3lbs heavier than his opponent.