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 Spike.com 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

Tito Ortiz: I've cleared a spot for Liam McGeary's Bellator title

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

ST. LOUIS – Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz has a space in his office for all of his belts. Of course, all of them are from the UFC. Now he’s trying to add a Bellator title to his collection.Fi read news >>

Linton Vassell: I'm the underdog – and the guy to beat – in Bellator tourney

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Light heavyweight Linton Vassell has appeared five times in Bellator’s cage. And yet when he fights in a light-heavyweight tourney later this year, most of the attention will be on his competition. F read news >>

Paul Daley promises to go "nuclear" on Koscheck in Bellator rematch

  • 4 days ago
  • 26 views

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is looking forward to a busy second-half of 2015. The British welterweight faces Dennis Olson at Bellator 140 on July 17, then will begin training for a GLORY bout on the Bellator read news >>

Bellator's Mike Richman tests positive for performance-enhancing drug, suspended two years

  • 26 days ago
  • 19 views

Not only was Mike Richman significantly overweight for his last fight, he also was allegedly on performance-enhancing drugs. Richman tested positive for a banned substance on the night he fought Edua read news >>

The MMA Hour - 285 - Cathal Pendred

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

Cathal Pendred will looked forward to his UFC 188 fight against Augusto Montano. read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #1977 with Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Dustin Poirier and Ken Shamrock.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Eddie Alvarez interview on Gilbert Melendez: 'He's in for a rude awakening,' a 'bit nervous' for UFC 188 fight

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

The former Bellator Lightweight king aims to climb the ladder of the UFC's 155-pound division, after suffering a loss in his Octagon debut. Alvarez meets longtime rival Gilbert Melendez at UFC 188, w read news >>

Former Champ Pat Curran Draws New Bellator 139 Opponent

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

With an unfortunate injury forcing the withdrawal of Goiti Yamauchi, former featherweight champ Pat Curran has a new Bellator 139 opponent. read news >>

Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice. Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel read news >>

Goiti Yamauchi forced out of Bellator 139 bout with ex-champ Pat Curran

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Following Goiti Yamauchi’s withdrawal from Bellator 139, former featherweight champion Pat Curran has a new opponent for the June 26 card.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>