Bellator’s Season 8 lightweight tournament will move forward in
spite of Patricky
“Pitbull” Freire’s injury withdrawal.
Freire’s replacement, Saad Awad (156
pounds), hit his mark at Wednesday’s Bellator
87 weigh-in for his showdown with fellow tournament debutant
In light of Freire’s injury, David
Rickels (155.4) and Lloyd
Woodard (154.2) are now expected to occupy the headlining slot.
The event takes place at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount
Pleasant, Mich., and will also see Russian talent Alexander
Sarnavskiy (155.2) lock horns with Brazilian kickboxer Thiago
Michel Pereira Silva (154.6).
The evening’s Spike TV-broadcast main draw will also feature a duel
between unbeaten prospect Will Brooks
(156) and Season 7 alum Ricardo
Tirloni (155.8). Though neither man stepped on the scale during
Wednesday’s proceedings, both lightweights were cleared to compete
The evening’s undercard will also showcase a host of talent, as
15-fight pro Samuel
Quito (169.4) faces onetime Strikeforce competitor Ben Lagman
(170.8) at welterweight, and “Ultimate Fighter 12” contestant
Magakian (155.2) faces once-beaten Jason
Fischer (155.8) in a lightweight tournament alternate bout.
Bellator 87 Weigh-in Results
Rickels (155.4) vs. Lloyd
DeLorenzi (155.2) vs. Saad Awad
Sarnavskiy (155.2) vs. Thiago
Michel Pereira Silva (154.6)
Brooks (156) vs. Ricardo
Magakian (155.2) vs. Jason
Etherington (238.6) vs. Jason Fish
Reese (155.6) vs. David
Quito (169.4) vs. Ben Lagman
Schulz (163) vs. Amir
Kirk (139.6) vs. Tony
This item was updated at 3:46 p.m. PT with information on Will
Brooks and Ricardo Tirloni making weight.