The second of back-to-back events from Bellator MMA this weekend, Bellator 246, had fighters weight in Friday morning. And while the main event pairing of Juan Archuleta and Patrick “Patchy” Mix made weight, two fighters did not.
Archuleta and Mix, of course, are competing for the promotion’s vacant bantamweight title. A huge opportunity for both men, especially given Mix is still a rising prospect, and Archuleta not too long ago was bounced from the featherweight grand prix in a failed title bid against Patricio Pitbull.
Also on the Bellator 246 card is the debut of former UFC bantamweight and flyweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. She was set to make her debut against another promotional newcomer in UFC/Invicta FC vet DeAnna Bennett. “Vitamin D” unfortunately missed weight by a rather large margin, coming in at 131.7lbs for the flyweight affair.
Also missing weight Friday was the undefeated Keoni Diggs, who missed the lightweight limit by a pound. Both fights are expected to move forward with each fighter to be fined a portion of their purse.
Bellator 246: Archuleta vs. Mix Weigh-In Results
Main Card (Paramount Network & DAZN, 10PM ET)
Juan Archuleta (134.6) vs. Patchy Mix (135) – for vacant Bellator MMA bantamweight title
Jon Fitch (170.4) vs. Neiman Gracie (170.8)
DeAnna Bennett (131.7)* vs. Liz Carmouche (125.5)
Derek Campos (154) vs. Keoni Diggs (157)**
Preliminary Card (Youtube/Cageside Press, 8:15PM ET)
Daniel Madrid (184.4) vs. Pat Casey (185.6)
Ty Gwerder (184.2) vs. George Tokkos (186)
Davion Franklin (264.7) vs. Ras Hylton (245.5)