The weigh-in for Bellator 237, also known as Bellator Japan, have come and gone. Not without some surprises and one isn’t even a fighter missing weight.
Rampage hits the heavyweight limit of 265 after several reports coming out this week of him being well over 260. Even more interesting, in my opinion, is Fedor coming in at over 240, up from his average of under 230.
Two main card fighters did miss weight, Goiti Yamauchi at 157.8 and Lorenz Larkin at 173.5. Both aren’t terrible but these are high level fighters, fans expect more of a professional approach. According to Bellator officials after the weigh-ins, the fights will go on and both fighters have been fined 20%. Thankfully, there will be no excuses about weight for the top of the card, as they have real ranking implications.
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Bellator 237 Weigh-in Main Card Results
Fedor Emelianenko (240.5) vs. Quinton Jackson (265)
Michael Chandler (160.7) vs. Sidney Outlaw (160.9) – 160-pound catchweight
Shinsho Anzai (172.9) vs. Michael Page (172) – 173-pound catchweight
Lorenz Larkin (173.5)* vs. Keita Nakamura (170.2)
Ilara Joanne (125.9) vs. Kana Watanabe (124.8)
Daron Cruickshank (155.1) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (157.8)*
* Larkin, Yamauchi each fined 20 percent of their purse for weight miss
Bellator 237 is in Japan on Saturday December 28 at 10PM EST. The event is on DAZN in the US other outlets worldwide.
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