Bellator 90 Weigh-in Results: Rad Martinez Hits Mark, Shamhalaev Heavy on First Attempt



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 Rad Martinez.

Shamhalaev checked in at 145.9 pounds on his second attempt at Wednesday’s Bellator 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:

Rad Martinez (145.9) vs. Shabulat Shamhalaev (145.9)
Muhammed Lawal (204.3) vs. Emanuel Newton (204.8)
Mikhail Zayats (204.9) vs. Jacob Noe (205.3)
Douglas Lima (170.9) vs. Bryan Baker (170.5)
Ben Saunders (170.3) vs. Raul Amaya (169.9)
Chase Beebe (137.4)* vs. Travis Marx (135.9)
Jesse Juarez (170.7) vs. Jordan Smith (169.3)
Shanon Slack (146) vs. Josh Tyler (145.8)
David Allred (155.9) vs. Sean Powers (154.6)
Lionel Lanham (185.1) vs. Joe Rodriguez (184.3)

* Beebe has declined to cut any more weight, according to a Bellator official, and his bout with Marx will now be held at a 137-pound catch-weight.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

As the Bellator management slowly implements their vision for the organization, incremental changes are taking place. The most recent is the release of thirteen fighters, including a former champion read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

Thirteen fighters, including former champion Attila Vegh, Des Green, and season 7 tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev, have been released from Bellator. Following the reinstated women's division t read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Eddie Alvarez isn’t the only former Bellator MMA champ who will have a new home his next time out. The promotion has cut ties with 13 fighters, including former champion Attila Vegh and former title read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 4 views

Last week, Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Desmond Green were among 13 fighters released from Bellator MMA. Both Shamhalaev and Green have landed on their feet, however, recently signing contracts with Tita read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

All 16 fighters taking part in Friday’s Cage Warriors 71 event today successfully made weight for the show.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 10 views

Bellator 123 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can get live text-only results here starting at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT).Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 7 views

Bellator 123 takes place tomorrow night (Fri. Sept. 5, 2014) from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, featuring a featherweight title fight pitting champion Pat Curran against Patricio Freire read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA will return to the mixed martial arts landscape with Bellator 123 on Friday. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

Bellator 123 is set to kick off the promotion's eleventh season featuring a featherweight title bout between champion Pat Curran and challenger Patricio "Pitbull" Freire. read news >>