Marcos Galvao, Luis Alberto Nogueira Cleared for Friday’s Bellator 73 Bantamweight Final
Bellator Season 6 bantamweight tournament finalists Marcos
both came in on point at Thursday’s
weigh-ins, with each man tipping the scales at 136
The bantamweights will collide at Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino
in Tunica Resorts, Miss., as will Travis Wiuff
(206) and Attila Vegh
(204.4), who will decide the 2012 Summer Series light heavyweight
tournament winner. As with the delayed final of the Season 6
bantamweight draw, the winner of the ongoing 205-pound tournament
will receive both a $100,000 payday and a shot at the world
The MTV2-broadcast main draw will also see a pair of undefeated
light heavyweights collide, as Matt Van
Buren (205.8) locks horns with Mike
Mucitelli (204.4). Meanwhile, once-beaten heavyweight Ryan
Martinez (264) looks to maintain the momentum generated by his
back-to-back wins in the ProElite cage when he makes his Bellator
debut against onetime UFC competitor Mike Wessel
The event also features a host of undercard attractions, which
stream live on Spike.com prior to the main card telecast, including
a lightweight tilt between Cosmo
Alexandre (155.6) and Harry
Johnson (154), a light heavyweight showdown featuring Brian Albin
(205) taking on Jacob Noe
(205.8) and a welterweight contest pitting Joe
Williams (170.6) against Andy Uhrich
Bellator 73 Weigh-In Results:
Galvao (136) vs. Luis
Alberto Nogueira (136)
Vegh (204.4) vs. Travis Wiuff
Van Buren (205.8) vs. Mike
Wessel (262.5) vs. Ryan
Johnson (154) vs. Cosmo
Albin (205) vs. Jacob Noe
Oselukwue (184.2) vs. Kevin Tiller (190.2)*
Williams (170.6) vs. Andy Uhrich
Black (133) vs. Brian Hall
Coggins (146) vs. Zach
*Tiller has two hours to make the middleweight limit with a
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