Bellator 153 takes place tomorrow at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, but you can catch the weigh-ins here today beginning at 5pm EST. Tomorrow, the main card airs on Spike following preliminary bouts here at MyMMANews.com. Prelims will begin at 7pm and the main card action begins on Spike at 9pm.
The future of the division will be much clearer following “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” April 22, when Benson Henderson (23-5) challenges Andrey Koreshkov (18-1) for the welterweight belt. The title bout is the first in Bellator MMA for former UFC lightweight and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Michael “Venom” Page makes his return to the Bellator MMA cage as he takes on Jeremie Holloway on the main card.
In addition, Connecticut’s own “Irish” Brennan Ward (13-3) returns to action in his home state fresh off an impressive victory in Japan, when he welcomes Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (20-16) into the Bellator MMA fray at 170-pounds.
Official Bellator 153 Weigh-in Results:
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Andrey Koreshkov (170) vs. Benson Henderson (170) – for welterweight title
Henry Corrales (146) vs. Patricio Freire (146)
Evangelista Santos (168.25) vs. Brennan Ward (171)
Brent Primus (156) vs. Gleristone Santos (156.75)
Jeremie Holloway (171) vs. Michael Page (170)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Chris Honeycutt (171) vs. Matt Secor (171)
Dean Hancock (156) vs. Sam Watford (156)
Vovka Clay (150) vs. Chris Foster (149.75)
Joe Cronin (195) vs. Mike Zichelle (193)
Matt Bessette (145.75) vs. Keith Richardson (146)
Tim Caron (185) vs. Justin Sumter (186)
Jay Perrin (136) vs. Blair Tugman (136)
Djamil Chan (155.75) vs. Richard Patishnock (157.8)
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The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that middleweight contender Marcin Prachnio has suffered an injury and is out of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER. The blockbuster fight card will, however, proceed as scheduled for 14 January at the Jakarta Convention Center. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash will defend his title against Prachnio’s replacement, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar.
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Invicta FC 21 – Megan Anderson vs Charmaine Tweet
Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet streams live and exclusively via UFC FIGHT PASS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 14. The event takes place at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
Featherweight: Charmaine Tweet (9-5) vs. Megan Anderson (7-2) Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-2) Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5) Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (2-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (4-0) Flyweight: Andrea Lee (4-2) vs. Jenny Liou (6-4) Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs. Brieta Carpenter (0-0) Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (7-2) vs. Celine Haga (10-13) Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (3-2) vs. Christina Ferea (0-0)
UFC Fight Night 103 features the return of the legend B.J. Penn as he takes on Yair Rodriguez on Sunday, January 15 at Talking Stick Arena in Denver, Colorado.
Main Card Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Viktor Pešta lex White vs. Tony Martin
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff Devin Powell vs. Drakkar Klose Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlović Dmitri Smoliakov vs. Cyril Asker
Combate Americas Mexico City will include a bantamweight (135) main event between rising stars Steve Swanson (14-2) and Gustavo Lopez (6-2) – for the league’s much-anticipated, historic debut in Mexico on Thursday, Jan. 19, live on Azteca America (10 p.m. ET/PT) and UFC FIGHT PASS® (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Bellator 170 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California and is headlined by mixed martial arts legends Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz.
Fight card Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson
Preliminary card (MyMMANews.com) Chinzo Machida vs. Jamar Ocampo Jack May vs. Dave Cryer Henry Corrales vs. Cody Bollinger Kevin Casey vs. Keith Berry Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. John Mercurio Gabriel Green vs. Jalin Turner Christian Gonzalez vs. Danial Rodriguez Jacob Rosales vs. Ian Butler Johnny Cisneros vs. Curtis Millender Mike Segura vs. Tommy Aaron Rob Gooch vs. James Ba Rebecca Ruth vs. Colleen Schneider
UFC on FOX 23 – Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena
A potential UFC Women’s bantamweight championship title eliminator between multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko and Ultimate Fighter winner Julianna Peña headlines UFC on FOX 23.
Main Card (Fox) Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Peña Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey Raphael Assunção vs. Aljamain Sterling Bobby Nash vs. Li Jingliang Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Jordan Johnson Eric Spicely vs. Alessio Di Chirico Jason Gonzalez vs. J.C. Cottrell
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Jeremy Kimball Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton