Bellator 256 sees the launch of the promotion’s next grand prix, at light heavyweight.
Topped by a rematch nine years in the making between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida (which is also the first fight in the tournament), the show also features a potential title eliminator between Liz Carmouche and Vanessa Porto, plus the return of “Alpha” Cat Zingano.
With the event going down Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, Thursday was weigh-in day. Only one fighter was heavy for the event, as Jeffrey Glossner came in 1.8lbs over the bantamweight limit for his bout against Jaylon Bates.
Full weigh-in results are below. A video of the ceremonial weigh-ins, kicking off at 1PM ET, can be found above. The event takes place Friday, April 9, 2021 and airs live on Showtime.
Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.6) – light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal
Women’s Flyweight: Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)
Featherweight: Adam Borics (145.8) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145.7)
Women’s Featherweight: Olivia Parker (145.4) vs. Cat Zingano (145.2)
Lightweight: Dan Moret (155.6) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (155.8)
Middleweight: Tony Johnson (185.2) vs. Dalton Rosta (185.5)
Women’s Featherweight: Jessica Borga (145.2) vs. Talita Nogueira (146)
Bantamweight: Cass Bell (135.6) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)
Featherweight: Nathan Ghareeb (143.8) vs. Cody Law (145.2)
Bantamweight: Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*
Lightweight: Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)
Women’s Flyweight: Diana Avsaragova (125.8) vs. Tara Graff (125.2)
Bantamweight: John Douma (135.4) vs. Will Smith (134.6)
* Glossner missed weight by 1.8lbs