With the sixth season of Bellator set to start tonight from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, the final preparations took place yesterday with the pre-fight weigh-ins. The event did not occur without its struggles, with multiple fighters missing weight on their first attempt, including one that was pulled from his fight due to being overweight. Amidst all the controversy, headliners Joe Warren and Pat Curran both stepped on the scale on weight to make their featherweight championship fight official.
Aside from the main event, the entire main card will feature featherweight tournament bouts, with the eventual winner facing off against the winner of the night’s main event between Warren and Curran. Marlon Sandro makes his return to the featherweight tournament, after losing in the finals of last year’s tournament to Curran. Previous tournament contestant Ronnie Mann is also making his return.
Former UFC fighters Sean McCorkle and Shamar Bailey will make their Bellator debuts on the night’s preliminary card in catchweight bouts. Another UFC veteran, Travis Wiuff, will be returning to the Bellator cage for the first time since defeating Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu in a non-title bout last October.
Make sure to read Chris Leslie’s in-depth preview of Bellator 60.
The weigh-in results are as follows:
MAIN CARD (MTV2):
- Joe Warren (145) vs. Pat Curran (144.8)
Bellator Featherweight Championship FightBellator Featherweight Tournament Bouts:
- Marlon Sandro (145.6) vs. Roberto Vargas (145.4)
- Mike Corey (145.4) vs. Ronnie Mann (145.6)
- Alexandre “PoPo” Bezerra (145.4) vs. Kenny Foster (145.6)*
- Jeremy Spoon (145.6) vs. Daniel Straus (144.8)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com):
- Cory Galloway (136) vs. Jake Nauracy (135.2)
- Anthony Gomez (213.8) vs. Travis Wiuff (214.8)
- Sean McCorkle (281) vs. Richard White (277.6)
Super-Heavyweight Catchweight Fight
- Shamar Bailey (164.6) vs. Josh Shockley (165.8)
*-Because Genair Da Silva weighed in at 149 pounds, he was pulled from the tournament. Kenny Foster, who was scheduled to fight on the preliminary card, replaces Da Silva in the tournament.
Bellator 60 airs LIVE on at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on MTV2, with the preliminary card starting at around 7 PM EST on spike.com