Bellator’s Season 7 featherweight tournament final will move forward as planned on Friday night, as both Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev were given the green light at Thursday’s Bellator 83 weigh-ins.

Martinez checked in at 145.5 pounds, while Shamhalaev tipped the scales at an even 146. Bellator 83 takes place Dec. 7 from Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., and will also see women’s 115-pound champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel (124.5) square off with Jessica Eye (124.5) in a flyweight affair.

Rounding out the main card action on MTV2, former bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky (135.5) will return to the cage for the first time since relinquishing his belt to current titlist Eduardo Dantas last April, as “Fun Size” squares off with former Strikeforce and WEC talent Anthony Leone (136).

The preliminary card streams live on just prior to the main card broadcast, and features six fights in total: David Harris (135.5) vs. Claudio Ledesma (135.5), Tuan Pham (128)* vs. Matthew Lozano (125), Chris Liguori (156) vs. Darrell Horcher (156), Brylan Van Artsdalen (145) vs. Terrell Hobbs (145.5), Jesse Brock (135.5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (136) and Mike Wessel (263) vs. Alexei Kudin (237).

Bellator 83 Weigh-In Results:

Rad Martinez (145.5) vs. Shabulat Shamhalaev (146)
Zoila Frausto Gurgel (124.5) vs. Jessica Eye (124.5)
Zach Makovsky (135.5) vs. Anthony Leone (136)
David Harris (135.5) vs. Claudio Ledesma (135.5)
Tuan Pham (128)* vs. Matthew Lozano (125)
Chris Liguori (156) vs. Darrell Horcher (156)
Brylan Van Artsdalen (145) vs. Terrell Hobbs (145.5)
Jesse Brock (135.5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (136)
Mike Wessel (263) vs. Alexei Kudin (237)

*Pham has two hours to shed his remaining weight and make the flyweight limit.

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

Related News

King Mo Lawal Happy to Collect Two Paychecks in Bellator’s Throwback One-Night Tourney

  • 21 days ago

Muhammed Lawal faces Linton Vassell in the Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 light heavyweight tournament and is confident he'll win the whole thing. read news >>

Rich Chou's Shoes: What's next for Bellator 142's winning fighters?

  • 19 days ago

With Bellator 142 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Rich Chou’s shoes, and play Bellator matchmaker.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

On Friday, watch Bellator’s heavyweight champion – on UFC Fight Pass

  • 16 days ago

This weekend, UFC Fight Pass subscribers might notice a familiar face – Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Chidi Njokuani set for promotional debut vs. Ricky Rainey at Bellator 146

  • 3 days ago

Bellator’s return to Oklahoma this fall has a welterweight bout ticketed for the main card. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Emanuel Newton ready for 'beast mode' in Bellator 142 tournament

  • 26 days ago

Emanuel Newton’s most recent fight didn’t go the way he wanted, but the former Bellator light heavyweight champion is days away from a major chance to remove some of that sting.Filed under: Bellator, read news >>

Video: Royce Gracie talks Bellator 142 tourney strategy – and chances of return

  • 27 days ago

Royce Gracie has experience in single-night tournaments. And Scott Coker has experience getting fighters to come back after long layoffs. Does that mean Gracie would consider a comeback with Bellator read news >>

Video: Bellator shines spotlight on Tito Ortiz, Phil Davis ahead of 'Dynamite 1'

  • 27 days ago

In building up to "Dynamite 1" on Sept. 19, 2015, Bellator MMA has released two new videos that shine a spotlight on two of the promotion's brightest Light Heavyweight stars, Tito Ortiz and Phil Davi read news >>

Bellator's Emanuel Newton: Reebok kits make UFC fighters look like they're 'part of a cult'

  • 27 days ago

Emanuel Newton is happy to be in Bellator. And that extends all the way down to his preference of attire. Starting in July, UFC fighters have had to wear Reebok for their walkouts, fights and during read news >>

'King Mo' Lawal doesn't see Bellator 142 tourney as big deal: 'It's just two fights'

  • 28 days ago

Muhammed Lawal said he doesn’t view Bellator 142’s one-night light heavyweight tournament as the daunting task others have built it up to be.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>

Paul Daley's plan: Fernando Gonzalez, then Bellator title, then Josh Koscheck

  • 29 days ago

Bellator welterweight Paul Daley expects his kickboxing match with Fernando Gonzalez to be a prelude to a title shot against MMA champ Andrey Koreshkov in February or March of next year. Filed under: read news >>