Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee were set to once again share a card on Saturday at Bellator 286.
But for the first time in a year, the pair were not scheduled to fight each other. Instead, Pitbull, who had won his title back from McKee in their last meeting, was set to defend Bellator’s 145lb strap against Adam Borics.
McKee, meanwhile, was making the long-awaited move to lightweight, where he was paired up with Spike Carlyle. Also on the card, former bantamweight champ Juan Archuleta looked to get back in the win column against Enrique Barzola, and Jeremy Kennedy was paired up with Aaron Pico.
Weigh-ins for Bellator 286 take place Friday morning in Long Beach — full results can be found below.
Two fighters missed the mark on Friday — most notably co-main event lightweight Spike Carlyle. Carlyle came in a pound heavy, and took the additional hour to attempt to make weight. On his second attempt, Carlyle remained 0.6lbs over the lightweight limit. Dominic Clark also missed weight for his bout with Lance Gibson Jr.
Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics Weigh-In Results
Featherweight: Patrício Pitbull (c) (144.6) vs. Ádám Borics (145) – for the Bellator MMA featherweight championship
Lightweight: A. J. McKee (155.8) vs. Spike Carlyle (156.6)**
Featherweight: Aaron Pico (144.6) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145)
Catchweight (141lbs): Juan Archuleta (141) vs. Enrique Barzola (137.4)
Lightweight: Jay Jay Wilson (156) vs. Vladimir Tokov (154.6)
Lightweight: Mike Hamel (155.6) vs. Max Rohskopf (155.4)
Lightweight: Nick Browne (156) vs. Islam Mamedov (155.2)
Lightweight: Keoni Diggs (155.6) vs. Ricardo Seixas (156)
Bantamweight: Richard Palencia (136) vs. Cee Jay Hamilton (135.2)
Middleweight: Khadzhimurat Bestaev (185.2) vs. Khalid Murtazaliev (186)
Women’s Flyweight: Sumiko Inaba (124.8) vs. Nadine Mandiau (125.8)
Lightweight: Lance Gibson Jr. (155.4) vs. Dominic Clark (158.2)*
Bantamweight: Bobby Seronio III (136) vs. Miguel Peimbert (131.8)
Featherweight: Weber Almeida (144.6) vs. Ryan Lilley (144)
* Clark missed the lightweight non-title limit by 2.2lbs
** Carlyle missed the lightweight non-title limit by 1lb, and had one hour to make weight. He weight in a second time at 156.6, missing weight by 0.6lbs