Heavyweights collide at Bellator 225, with four clashes of the big men on the card, plus the return of former women’s flyweight title challenger Alejandra Lara.
Bellator MMA is back in action this weekend, returning to Connecticut, but not to the Mohegan Sun. With the state having regulated MMA at long last, Bellator 225 was set to take place at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The main event was a rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov, running back their meeting from February which ended when Mitrione connected with a soul-crushing low blow on Kharitonov. Also on the docket, former flyweight title challenger Alejandra Lara, moving up to bantamweight. She’d weigh in with a special message on Friday, putting focus on the plight of the Amazon, where the rain forest is currently at threat due to an unprecedented number of forest fires.
Check below for a gallery of highlights and results from Friday’s weigh-ins!
Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2 Weigh-In Results
Heavyweight Main Event: Matt Mitrione (258) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (264)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Vitaly Minakov (262) vs. Javy Ayala (265)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Alejandra Lara (134) vs. Taylor Turner (136)
175-Pound Catchweight Feature Bout: David Rickels (175) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (175)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Tyrell Fortune (247) vs. Rudy Schaffroth (243)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Khonry Gracie (171) vs. Oscar Vera (170)
165-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Aviv Gozali (165) vs. Eduard Muravitskiy (165)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Sabah Homasi (171) vs. Micah Terrill (171)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Austin Vanderford (185.5) vs. Joseph Creer (184)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tim Johnson (265) vs. Azunna Anyanwu (265)
Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Ricky Bandejas (136) vs. Ahmet Kayretli (136)
140-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Kimbel (140) vs. Chris Disonell (140)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nick Newell (156) vs. Corey Browning (156)
165-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Kastriot Xhema (165) vs. Connor Dixon (165)
175-Pound Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jon Manley (175) vs. Thiago Rela (175)