BOTH WORLD TITLE FIGHTS OFFICIAL FOR ‘BELLATOR 145: WITH A VENGEANCE’ LIVE ON SPIKE
Friday’s “Bellator 145: With A Vengeance” event has received tons of support from all over St. Louis, and that continued when Louie the Bear from the St. Louis Blues and Rampage of the St. Louis Rams joined the festivities of tonight’s weigh-ins. The two squared up against one another (video here) before returning to the stage as hometown fighter Michael Chandler’s cornermen (video here). You can watch the weigh-ins in their entirety here.
“Bellator 145: With a Vengeance” features two world title bouts. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (24-2) defends his featherweight strap against Daniel Straus (23-6) and Will “Ill Will” Brooks (16-1) meets submission specialist Marcin Held (21-3), with the 155-pound belt on the line. The event will also feature a trio of Missouri natives with Michael Chandler (13-3), who fights David Rickels (16-3, 1 NC); heavyweight Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley (13-2) who looks to avenge a previous loss on his record when he finally meets James Thompson (20-14) in a rematch; and Justin Lawrence (8-2) who meets Emmanuel Sanchez (11-2).
Tickets for “Bellator 145: With a Vengeance,” which start at just $30, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center. Doors for the event open at 5:00 p.m. CT local time, and the first contest takes place 45 minutes after.
Below are the complete results from today’s weigh-ins which took place at Ballpark Village in The Gateway City.
Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT)
Bellator Featherweight World Title Bout: Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (144.4) vs. Daniel Straus (144.4)
Bellator Lightweight World Title Bout: Will Brooks (154.8) vs. Marcin Held (154.8)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Michael Chandler (155.75) vs. Dave Rickels (155.75)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Bout: Bobby Lashley (239.5) vs. James Thompson (264)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Bout: Justin Lawrence (146) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145.6)
Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Bout: Augusto Sakai (263) vs. Alex Huddleston (255)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Bout: Adam Cella (170.75) vs. Chel Erwin-Davis (169.75)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Steve Mann (169.25) vs. Kyle Kurtz (170)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Bout: Kain Royer (185.5) vs. Clay Mitchell (181)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Bout: Adam Meredith (170.25) vs. Jordan Dowdy (170.5)
Bellator Bantamweight Feature Bout: Fazlo Mulabitinovic (140.25) vs. Scott Ettling (139.5)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Bout: Brandon Lowe (145) vs. Rashard Lovelace (144.75)
Bellator Catchweight (160 lbs.) Feature Bout Garrett Gross (160.25) vs. Jeff Crotty (160)