Bellator 79 Weigh-Ins: Richard Hale and Thiago Santos Set For Heavyweight Semifinal
By FCF Staff
Bellator held the official weigh-ins today for its latest event Friday night, which will feature semifinal bouts in the promotion’s heavyweight and featherweight tournaments.
In the heavyweight semifinal, Richard Hale will take on Thiago Santos, while at featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev will take on Mike Richman.
The card will also feature former welterweight tourney winner Douglas Lima, who will take on Kobe Ortiz in a 180 pound, catch-weight fight.
The Bellator 79 card will be hosted by Orillia, Ontario’s Casino Rama facility and will be broadcast on MTV 2.
Here are the official weigh-in results.
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Rich Hale (238.4) vs. Thiago Santos (265.2)
Featherweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6) vs. Mike Richman (145.2)
Catchweight Feature Fight(180 lbs): Douglas Lima (179.4) vs. Kobe Ortiz (179.8)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ryan Ford (169.8) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight(173 lbs): Christ Franck (172.2) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Vladimir Starcencov (260.2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Pulsifier (155.4) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Jonny Carson (155.6) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ed Carpenter (236.6) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2)