Bellator 131 Weigh-In Results
On the preliminary weigh-ins alone, three fighters missed weight and will have two hours to make the cut, proving once again that weight cutting is becoming a rampant issue.
Earlier in the day after Nam Phan found out that he could not cut anymore weight his fight with Mike Richman went from bantamweight to a catchweight of 143 pounds.
Lightweights Michael Chandler and Will Brooks had a war of words at their stare down and Bellator President Scott Coker had to step between the two.
Main eventers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar were told to keep it professional as they kept gabbering at one another. This one should be a war.
Bellator 131 will take place from the Valley View Casino Center on Saturday, November 15th with first fight taking place at 3:45 p.m. PST and streaming live on Spike.com. The main card will begin at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. EST) live on Spike TV.
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Tito Ortiz (17-11) (205.5) vs. Stephan Bonnar (15-8) (205.5)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-2) (154.5) vs. Will Brooks (14-1) (154.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Melvin Manhoef (29-11 MMA, 37-12 Kickboxing) (185.5) vs. Joe Schilling (1-3 MMA, 17-7 Kickboxing) (186)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (17-5) (142) vs. Nam Phan (20-13) (143) CATCHWEIGHT AT 143 LBS
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: King Mo (13-4) (204.5) vs. Joe Vedepo (17-8) (205)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ian Butler (1-0) (156) vs. Joao Faria (debut) (155)
Middleweight Feature Fight: AJ Matthews (6-3) (186.4)** vs. Kyle Bolt (8-3) (186)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Ron Henderson (3-0) (125.5) vs. Jonathan Santa Maria (2-0) (125)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Andy Murad (8-2) (185.5) vs. Bubba Pugh (3-2) (185.5)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Matt Ramirez (1-0) (132)** vs. Nick Garcia (7-3) (125.5)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jordan Bailey (4-1) (145.5) vs. Alex Higley (2-1) (145.5)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Rolando Perez (7-4-1) (135.5) vs. Mark Vorgeas (5-2) (137)**
**2 hours to cut to fight weight