Chandler checked in at 156 pounds, while Gono tipped the scales at
155.6. Bellator 67 takes place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario and
airs in high definition on premium cable station Epix.
The main draw broadcast will also feature a welterweight tournament
UFC veteran Ben
Saunders (171) and former middleweight tournament finalist
Baker (171). Additionally, Canadian talent Ryan Ford
(169.8) will make his promotional debut against seasoned vet
Santos (170) in a welterweight feature fight. Rounding out the
televised broadcast will be a heavyweight tilt pitting once-beaten
Grabowski (241.4) against “Bad Man” Dave
Chandler, 26, has been perfect through nine bouts as a
professional. After fighting his way through
Bellator’s fourth-season lightweight tournament one year ago,
the former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler submitted Eddie
Alvarez to win the promotion’s world title in a “Fight of the
Year” candidate this past November.
A UFC and
Pride Fighting Championships veteran, Gono enters the cage 11
years the senior of his opponent. The Japanese standout returned to
action on Feb. 18 after spending 18 months on the shelf, dropping a
unanimous decision to Daisuke
Nakamura in Tokyo. Gono’s upcoming clash with Chandler marks
the former welterweight’s first fight on American soil since being
outpointed by Jon Fitch in
Bellator 67 Weigh-In Results
Chandler (156) vs. Akihiro Gono
Saunders (171) vs. Bryan Baker
Santos (170) vs. Ryan Ford
Grabowski (241.4) vs. Dave
Gunn (169.6) vs. Dom O'Grady
Taleb (179.4) vs. Matt
Romero (148.8)* vs. Matt Veal
Kirk (135.6) vs. David
Alexandre (155) vs. Lorawnt-T
Nelson (155)*Romero will have one hour to shed the additional 2.8 pounds
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