Bellator’s Featherweight Grand Prix resumes this week, starting with Bellator 252, and continuing on a week later. Months after the tournament was put on hold, it’s a welcome return for fighters vying for a million dollars — not to mention the featherweight championship, currently held by Patricio Pitbull.
At Bellator 252, Pitbull (Patricio Freire, properly) is set to put his belt on the line against Pedro Carvalho. A fight that the champion essentially hand-picked, using his wild card status during the selection show late last year.
Also in action Saturday is the other quarterfinal still remaining, featuring Emmanuel Sanchez in a rematch against Daniel Weichel. The two first met in 2016, with Weichel earning a three-round split decision. This time out, however, it will be a five round affair (as all the grand prix bouts remaining will be).
Weigh-ins for the event take place Wednesday morning, with a ceremonial weigh-in at 11AM, following the official trip to the scales. Check below for results. The ceremonial weigh-ins can be viewed in the embed above.
Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho Weigh-In Results
Featherweight: Patricio Freire (c) (144.7) vs. Pedro Carvalho (144.5) – featherweight grand prix quarterfinal, for the Bellator featherweight championship
Featherweight: Daniel Weichel (143.8) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145) – featherweight grand prix quarterfinal
Welterweight: Yaroslav Amosov (170) vs. Logan Storley (170)
Featherweight: Aaron Pico (145.6) vs. John de Jesus (145)
Welterweight: Roman Faraldo (170.5) vs. Pat Casey (170.8)
Lightweight: Devin Powell (155.2) vs. Manny Muro (155.5)
Bantamweight: Jornel Lugo (135) vs. Schyler Sootho (135.4)
Women’s Strawweight: Keri Taylor-Melendez (116.2)** vs. Emilee King (115)
Featherweight: Gabriel Varga (145.8) vs. Brandon Phillips (150)***
Featherweight: Lucas Brennan (148)* vs. Andrew Salas (145)
Welterweight: Khonry Gracie (168.8) vs. Trevor Gudde (170)
* Brennan misses the non-title featherweight limit by 2lbs
** Taylor-Melendez misses the non-title strawweight limit by 0.2lbs
*** Phillips misses the non-title strawweight limit by 4lbs