One fight was scratched due to a weight miss, two other fighters came in heavy, but the main card is a go in its entirety. That’s the news coming out of Thursday morning’s Bellator 255 weigh-ins, where the featherweight title fight between Patricio Pitbull and Emmanuel Sanchez became official.
The fight is the second semifinal in the ongoing Bellator featherweight grand prix. The winner will not only hold gold, but move on to face AJ McKee in the final — with one million dollars on the line.
Also on the card, Neiman Gracie, Tyrell fortune, the debut of Usman Nurmagomedov, and Alejandra Lara — who stole the show weighing in dressed as a butterfly.
The event is also the debut of Bellator MMA on Showtime in the United States — but it will stream live and free online in both the U.S. and Canada on multiple platforms including Cageside Press!
Check below for a gallery of highlights and full results from Thursday’s weigh-in!
Bellator 255: Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2 Weigh-In Results
Featherweight: Patricio Pitbull (c) (144.1) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (144.5) – for the Bellator featherweight world championship / featherweight grand prix semifinal
Welterweight: Neiman Gracie (170) vs. Jason Jackson (170.9)
Heavyweight: Tyrell Fortune (251.2) vs. Jack May (264.3)
Lightweight: Usman Nurmagomedov (155.2) vs. Mike Hamel (155)
Women’s flyweight: Alejandra Lara (124.2) vs. Kana Watanabe (124.8)
Bantamweight: Magomed Magomedov (135) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (134.4)
Welterweight: Mukhamed Berkhamov (173.8)* vs. Herman Terrado (169.5)
Lightweight: Mandel Nallo (154.9) vs. Ricardo Seixas (154.9)
Middleweight: Fabio Aguiar (187.7)** vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (183.6)
160lb Catchweight: Roger Huerta (159.4) vs. Chris Gonzalez (159.2)
Light Heavyweight: Jose Augusto (203.2) vs. Jonathan Wilson (204.2)
Welterweight: Roman Faraldo (171.1)*** vs. Trevor Gudde (170)
Middleweight: Jordan Newman (185.1) vs. Branko Busick (183.8)
* Berkhamov misses the welterweight limit by 2.8lbs. Fight has been scratched.
** Aguiar misses the middleweight limit by 1.7lbs
*** Faraldo misses wieght by 0.1lbs