SALT LAKE CITY -- It took Shahbulat
Shamhalaev two tries, but the 29-year-old Dagestani made weight
for his Bellator Season 7 featherweight tournament final against
Shamhalaev checked in at 145.9 pounds on his second attempt at
90 weigh-ins after initially tipping the scales at 146.8.
Martinez weighed in at 145.9 pounds on his first try.
The featherweights were initially supposed to meet last year, but
their showdown was twice postponed, first due to food poisoning and
then due to a family obligation. Martinez and Shamhalaev now top
the Bellator 90 card, which takes place Thursday night at Maverik
Center in Salt Lake City.
Light heavyweight semifinalists Muhammed
Lawal (204.3) and Emanuel
Newton (204.8) also hit their marks, as did Mikhail
Zayats (204.9) and Jacob Noe
(205.3). Both contests will be featured on the Spike TV-broadcast
main card alongside Douglas
Lima (170.9) and Bryan
Baker’s (170.5) welterweight semifinal.
Bellator 90 Weigh-in Results:
Martinez (145.9) vs. Shabulat
Lawal (204.3) vs. Emanuel
Zayats (204.9) vs. Jacob Noe
Lima (170.9) vs. Bryan Baker
Saunders (170.3) vs. Raul Amaya
Beebe (137.4)* vs. Travis Marx
Juarez (170.7) vs. Jordan
Slack (146) vs. Josh Tyler
Allred (155.9) vs. Sean Powers
Lanham (185.1) vs. Joe
* Beebe has declined to cut any more weight, according to a
Bellator official, and his bout with Marx will now be held at a