Askren and Hieron On Weight For Bellator 56 Title Fight
By FCF Staff
Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and challenger Jay Hieron both came in just under 170lbs. yesterday, to clear the way for their title fight tonight at Kansas City’s Memorial Hall.
The Bellator 56 card will also feature the semifinals of the promotion’s ongoing heavyweight tournament, as Thiago Santos will take on Neil Grove and Eric Prindle will face Ron Sparks.
The card will be broadcast live on MTV 2 and the night’s preliminary action will be streamed at Spike.com.
Here are the official weigh-in results for Bellator 56.
Jay Hieron (169.8) vs. Ben Askren (169.6)
Thiago Santos (264.6) vs. Neil Grove (264.6)
Eric Prindle (264.2) vs. Ron Sparks (264.4)
Marcio Navarro (169.8) vs. Rudy Bears (169.6)
Adam Schindler (145.8) vs. Jeremy Spoon (145.4)
Kelvin Tiller (206.4)* vs. Dan Spohn (205.6)
William De Souza (155.8) vs. Emanuel Brooks (157)**
Jeimeson Saudino (135.75) vs. Jacob Aiken (131.4)
Aaron Ely (140.4)*** vs. Owen Evinger (135)
Daniel Gallemore (247) vs. Derrick Ruffin (242.5)
*Kevin Tiller made weight at 205.75
**The De Souza-Brooks fight will be a catchweight at 158 lbs
***Aaron Ely made weight at 136 pounds