Weigh-Ins For Bellator 86 Open To The Public
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.23.2013
MMA Junkie reports that the weigh-ins for today's Bellator 86 weigh-ins will be free and open to the public. The event takes place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card airs on Spike TV after preliminary fights on Spike.com.
The main event is a welterweight title fight between champion Ben Askren (10-0 MMA, 7-0 BFC) and Karl Amoussou (16-4-2 MMA, 4-1 BFC). It also features a fight between Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) as he makesh is debut against Przemyslaw Mysiala (16-7 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in the opening round of the lightweight tournament.
The weigh-ins will also take place at the WinStar World Casino (777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville) at 5 PM CT. Bellator cage announcer Michael Williams and broadcast analyst Jimmy Smith host the event.
Fighters stepping on the scale include the fighters in the season 8 welterweight tournament, which includes the following fights: Douglas Lima (22-5 MMA, 4-1 BFC) vs Michail Tsarev (24-3 MMA, 1-1 BFC), Koffi Adzisto (18-9 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Ben Saunders (14-5-2 MMA, 5-2 BFC) Brent Weedman (20-8-1 MMA, 6-3 BFC) vs Marius Zaromskis (19-7 MMA, 3-1 BFC) and Raul Amaya (10-1 MMA, 1-1 BFC) vs Jose Gomes (32-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC).
The full Bellator 86 card includes:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 10 p.m. ET)
Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou - for welterweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala - light heavyweight tournament opening round
Douglas Lima vs. Michail Tsarev - welterweight tournament opening round
Ben Saunders vs. Koffi Adzitso - welterweight tournament opening round
Brent Weedman vs. Marius Zaromskis - welterweight tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 8 p.m. ET)
Raul Amaya vs. Jose Gomes - welterweight tournament opening round
Cortez Coleman vs. Matt Jones
Chris Pham vs. Jason Sampson
Zach Church vs. Damon Jackson
Mike Maldonado vs. Joseph Salas
Javier Obregon vs. Hunter Tucker