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Bellator 79 Weigh-Ins: Santos vs. Hale Main Event Set

Bellator 79 is set to kickoff tomorrow from the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario. The card will be headlined by a pair of Season 7 Tournament semifinals including a heavyweight matchup between Thiago Santos and Richard Hale, along with a featherweight bout between Mike Richman and Shahbulat Shamhalaev. The bouts were finalized today as the main card fighters made weight for tomorrow’s card.

Tomorrow’s main card will air live on MTV2 and the preliminary card will air live on

Main Card (MTV2)

  • Thiago Santos (265) vs. Richard Hale (238.4)
  • Mike Richman (145.2) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6)
  • Douglas Lima (179.4) vs. Jacob Ortiz (179.8)
  • Ryan Ford (169.8) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8)

Preliminary Card (

  • Ed Carpenter (236.6) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2)
  • Jonny Carson (155.6) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6)
  • Christ Franck (172.2) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4)
  • Vladimir Starcencov (260.2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8)
  • Josh Pulsifer (155.4) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4)


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