Curran tipped the scales at 144.7 pounds, while Shamhalaev checked
in at an even 146 on his first try before matching Curran’s weight
on his second attempt. Although most athletic commissions allow
fighters a one-pound allowance, Bellator requires that competitors
come in under the divisional limit to compete for a title.
Bellator 95 takes place at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., and will
also see Brett
Cooper (185.2) lock horns with former WEC light heavyweight
Marshall (185.4) in the evening’s co-main event. The show’s
main card airs live on Spike TV and will also feature the Season 8
featherweight tournament finals pitting the hard-punching Mike
Richman (145.1) against Dagestani talent Magomedrasul
Khasbulaev (145.4). UFC veteran Karo
Parisyan (171) will also make his Bellator debut in the
evening’s first televised bout, as “The Heat” takes on former
lightweight title challenger Rick Hawn
(170.7) in a welterweight duel.
Prior to the Spike TV broadcast, the preliminary card streams live
on Spike.com and will see former welterweight champion Lyman Good
(170.8) square off with Renzo Gracie
pupil Dante Rivera
(170.9). UFC veteran Tom DeBlass
(185.9) will also compete on the undercard, toeing the line against
fellow Ring of Combat alum Carlos
Bellator 95 Weigh-in Results
Curran (144.7) vs. Shahbulat
Richman (145.1) vs. Magomedrasul
Cooper (185.2) vs. Doug
Hawn (170.7) vs. Karo
Good (170.8) vs. Dante Rivera
Oropeza (170.5) vs. Shedrick
DeBlass (185.9) vs. Carlos
Horcher (156) vs. Phillipe
Kelleher (139.5) vs. Jimmie
Martinez (144.9) vs. Michael
Van Artsdalen (145.2) vs. Kevin Roddy
McGeary (204) vs. Anton
* Neither Goodrich nor Brooks hit his contracted weight and must
forfeit a portion of his purse.
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