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Bellator 97 Weigh-In Results: Chandler-Rickels, Askren-Koreshkov Set

Bellator 97 Weigh-In Results: Chandler-Rickels, Askren-Koreshkov Set

The stacked Bellator 97 main card is set with two title fights as Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and David Rickels made weight along with Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and Andrey Koreshkov. The rest of the main card also made weight without incident, as both the light heavyweight and heavyweight tournament finals were set.

Bellator 97 takes place tomorrow night, July 31, in Albequerque, New Mexico. The card will be headlined by a pair of title fights featuring Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler taking on David Rickels and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren taking on Andrey Koreshkov. The card will be a three-hour broadcast on Spike TV and will serve as the lead-in for this weeks episode of Fight Master: Bellator MMA.

Bellator 97 Weigh-in Results:

Main Card (Spike TV 7PM ET)

  • Bellator Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.4) vs. David Rickels (154.6)
  • Bellator Welterweight Title Fight: Ben Askren (169.9) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (169.2)
  • Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205.6) vs. Jacob Noe (205.7)
  • Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (262.7) vs. Vitaly Minakov (239.1)
  • Jared Downing (145.9) vs. Patricio Pitbull (145.1)

Preliminary Card (Spike.com 5:30PM ET)

  • Catchweight (158 lbs.): Cris Leyva (157.3) vs. Will Brooks (157.5)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Rafael Silva (136) vs. Rodrigo Lima (135.4)
  • Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Anthony Leone (135.9) vs. Frank Baca (135.4)
  • Mike Barreras (155.8) vs. Bubba Jenkins (156.0)
  • Catchweight Fight (190 lbs): Jeremy Kimball (189.2) vs. Keith Berry (189.9)
  • Russell Wilson (135.6) vs. Shawn Bunch (135.6)
  • Catchweight Fight (150 lbs): Javier Palacios (148.4) vs. Richard Jacques (151.2)**
  • Adrian Cruz (136.0) vs. Felipe Chavez (134.9)
  • Cliff Wright Jr. (148.8)** vs. Donald Sanchez (145.4)

**Both Richard Jacques and Cliff Wright Jr. forfeited a portion of their purse for missing weight

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