The first of back-to-back Bellator MMA shows this weekend is official. But it wasn’t easy. No fewer than three fighters missed weight for Bellator 245 at Thursday morning’s weigh-in. Including one half of the co-main event.
That would be Gabrielle (Gabby) Holloway, who came in heavy for her featherweight fight with the debuting Cat Zingano. She tipped the scales a whopping 4.7lbs over the non-title featherweight limit. Also heavy were preliminary card fighters Amanda Bell, who missed the featherweight limit by three pounds, and Vinicius Zani, who came in heavy for a 140lb catchweight fight.
All three fights are expected to move forward at catchweights, with fighters fined a percentage of the purse.
The main event pairing, however, had no issues weighing in. Both Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida came in under the light heavyweight (non-title) limit, making that fight official. Perhaps the most curious discrepancy in weight was between Raymond Daniels and Peter Stanonik, as the latter came in several pounds under the welterweight limit.
Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida 2 Weigh-In Results
Phil Davis (205.7) vs. Lyoto Machida (205.3)
Cat Zingano (145.9) vs. Gabby Holloway (150.7)*
Ed Ruth (185.1) vs. Taylor Johnson (185.7)
Raymond Daniels (169.7) vs. Peter Stanonik (166.6)
Rafael Carvalho (205.8) vs. Alex Polizzi (203.6)
Leslie Smith (145.7) vs. Amanda Bell (149)**
Tyrell Fortune (251.1) vs. Jack May (259.8)
Keith Lee (140.7) vs. Vinicius Zani (143.2)***