25 of the 26 fighters competing on Friday’s “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursday afternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The stacked MMA card emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., tomorrow, airing LIVE and FREE on Spike at 9 p.m. ET.
“Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” is headlined by a fight between Bellator Lightweight World Champion Will Brooks (15-1) and Dave Jansen (20-2). “Ill Will” has won six consecutive bouts, while “The Fugitive” has rallied off seven straight victories of his own.
Bellator 136 weigh-in results: Title fight set
The event also features the return of multi-combat sports star Joe Schilling (2-3), who faces Brazilian standout Rafael Carvalho (10-1) in a middleweight co-main event.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV – 6pm PT/9pm ET)
- Champ Will Brooks (155) vs. Dave Jansen (154.6) – for lightweight title
- Rafael Carvalho (185.8) vs. Joe Schilling (185.6)
- Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155)
- Alexander Volkov (243) vs. Tony Johnson (264)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMASucka – 4pm PT/7pm ET)
- Fabricio Guerreiro (145.2) vs. John Teixeira (145.8)
- Saad Awad (155.4) vs. Rob Sinclair (155.2)
- Joey Beltran (184) vs. Brian Rogers (186)
- Marcos Bonilla (147)* vs. A.J. McKee (144)
- Chad George (136) vs. Mark Vorgeas (135.6)
- Jay Bogan (147.4)** vs. Justin Governale (146)
- Jonathan Santa Maria (125) vs. Steve Ramirez (126)
- Chris Herrera (186) vs. Luc Bondole (185.6)
- Cleber Luciano (150) vs. Aaron Miller (150) – 150-pound catchweight fight
* Bonilla must lose a pound to make 146-pound limit
** Bogan must lose 1.4 pounds to make 146-pound limit
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