WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mixed martial arts is set to take center stage at the long-running Fight Night charity event Thursday Night at the Washington Hilton but before the four-bout card could be made official the contestants had to step on the scale before the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Heavyweight main-eventers Blagoy Ivanov and Caio Alencar both tipped the scales under the 265-pound limit for their heavily anticipated match. Ivanov weighed 262 pounds while Alencar came in at 253.4.
Lance Palmer and Steven Siler both came in fractions under the featherweight limit. The former Ohio State Wresting standout was 145.8 pounds and Siler was 145.4. Daniel Gallemore and Mike Kyle comfortably made the heavyweight limit with the former tallying 261 pounds and the latter 241.4. Rounding out the fight slate were bantamweights Josenaldo Silva and Timur Valiev who both needed the extra pound allotted for their non-title bout. Silva came in at 135.2 pounds and Valiev made 135.8.
Fight Night benefits Fight For Children, a local D.C.-area charity that has raised over $60 million over the past 27 years.
Their mission is to provide quality foundational education for those in the highest need areas of the Greater D.C. region so they are engaged, ready to learn and on a path to future success.
The fights will be streamed live at ProfessionalFightersLeague.com, Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, via the FITE TV app and on the Kiswe Mobile App.
Blagoy Ivanov (262) vs. Caio Alencar (253.4)
Lance Palmer (145.8) vs. Steven Siler (145.4)
Daniel Gallemore (261) vs. Mike Kyle (241.4)
Josenaldo Silva (135.2) vs. Timur Valiev (135.8)