Two main event players for Bellator’s double header on Friday missed weight, but Bellator: Dublin and Bellator 227 move forward as planned.
It’s a rare day when not one but two main event fighters miss weight, for separate main events. Yet that’s where things sit with Bellator: Dublin and Bellator 227 after a tumultuous day at the scales.
Bellator 227 main event lightweight Myles Jury missed the non-title fight lightweight limit of 156lbs by just 0.2lbs — and will be allowed to compete without paying any fine whatsoever. In his promotional debut, Jury faces former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson.
Bellator: Dublin headliner Roman Salazar, a short-notice replacement, came in at 145.4lbs for a catchweight 140lb fight. There’s no getting off the hook for Salazar, who was over five pounds above the agreed catchweight. Gallagher has accepted a featherweight bout, and Salazar will forfeit 20% of his purse.
Bellator 227 Main Card (Paramount/DAZN, 9PM ET [tape delay])
Benson Henderson (156) vs. Myles Jury (156.2)*
Kiefer Crosbie (163.8) vs. Hugo Pereira (164.8)
Will Fleury (186) vs. Norbert Novenyi (185.6)
Leah McCourt (145.8) vs. Kerry Hughes (145)
Frans Mlambo (135) vs. Dominique Wooding (135.6)
Bellator: Dublin Main Card (Bellator app, Sky Sports, 5PM ET)
James Gallagher (139.8) vs. Roman Salazar (145.4)**
Richard Kiely (171) vs. Michael Page (170.6)
Peter Queally (168.4) vs. Ryan Scope (170)
Bellator 227 Preliminary Card (Cageside Press, Bellator App, 11:45AM ET)
Danni Neilan (115.5) vs. Camila Rivarola (115.6)
Ciaran Clarke (146) vs. George Courtney (144.6)
Richie Smullen (144.8) vs. Sean Tobin (145)
Patrik Pietila (155.4) vs. Ryan Roddy (154.8)
Ilias Bulaid (145.4) vs. Vitalic Maiboroda (146)
Lee Chadwick (206) vs. Karl Moore (205.8)
Keith McCabe (168.6) vs. Philip Mulpeter (170.2)
Jake Hadley (125.6) vs. Blaine O’Driscoll (124.8)
Adam Gustab (145.6) vs. Dylan Logan (145.5)
Ian Coughlan (170.4) vs. Constantin Gnusariev (167)
* Jury missed weight, bout moves on as planned with no fine
** Salazar missed weight by 5.4lbs, fined 20% of his purse, bout will proceed as a featherweight contest