The official weigh-in for Bellator’s first event back after an extended hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bellator 242, went down Thursday morning. The four fight main card, plus a trio of preliminary bouts, takes place Friday night at the familiar stomping grounds of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.
In the main event, former UFC standout Sergio Pettis squares off with Ricky Bandejas. While nothing is set in stone, the winner could be up for a title shot at 135lbs, as Bellator’s bantamweight title sits vacant.
Only one fighter missed weight Thursday morning — Jay Jay Wilson. The hot prospected is lined up against Tywan Claxton on Friday’s main card, in a featherweight bout. However, he tipped the scale at just north of 148lbs. On a second attempt later in the morning, he was 147.9lbs — still nearly two pounds over the non-title fight limit.
Wilson will cough up 20% of his purse, but the show will go on.
Also on Friday’s card, the return of Canada’s Jordan Mein. The welterweight exited the UFC off two straight wins, but thanks to injury has not competed since 2018. With his knee patched up, Mein, a veteran of over 40 fights despite being just 30 years old, returns against Jason Jackson.
Highlights from this morning’s weigh-in can be found below. For weights, head on over to our Bellator 242 weigh-in results.