Bellator 249 Weigh-in Results: Two Fighters Heavy
The fighters have hit the scales in advance of Bellator 249, and the title fight between Cris "Cyborg" and Arlene Blencowe is a go.
The early weigh-ins for Thursday’s Bellator 249 are in the books, and while the card will still feature a featherweight title fight, two fighters came in heavy.
Cris “Cyborg” versus Arlene Blencowe
In the main event, Cris “Cyborg” (22-2) will be looking to defend the featherweight title she took from Julia Budd in January. The former UFC champ stopped Budd in round four.
Blencowe (13-7) is riding a three-fight winning streak and is coming off a decision win over UFC veteran Leslie Smith in November.
“Cyborg” tupped the scales at 145 pounds for Thurday’s bout and Blencoew was 144.5.
Bellator 249 weigh-in results
Here are the weigh-in results for Bellator 249, which is taking place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut (results via MMA Junkie).
Both Jaleel Willis and Leandro Higo came in three pounds heavy for their respective fights.
Main Card (CBS Sports Network, 10 p.m. ET)
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Champ Cris Cyborg (145) vs. Arlene Blencowe (144.5) – for women’s featherweight title
Patricky Freire (155.5) vs. Jaleel Willis (159)*
Ricky Bandejas (136) vs. Leandro Higo (139)*
Saad Awad (155.5) vs. Mandel Nallo (155.9)
Preliminary Card (7:30 p.m. ET)
Steve Mowry (250.2) vs. Shawn Teed (255.4)
Joseph Creer (183.3) vs. Andrew Kapel (185.8)
Kyle Crutchmer (170.2) vs. Kemran Lachinov (170.2)
Christian Edwards (204.5) vs. Hamza Salim (204.2)
Da’Mon Blackshear (140) vs. Mike Kimbel (139.2)
Aviv Gozali (168.8) vs. Logan Neal (169.3)
Albert Gonzales (169.5) vs. Kastriot Xhema (169.7)
*fighter missed weight