The official weigh-in event for Bellator 57's Saturday evening fight card took place today (November 11, 2011) inside Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.
There was a bit of drama as welterweight tournament finalist Douglas Lima as well as top featherweight prospect Alexandre Bezerra both came in 0.4 pounds overweight. They have two hours to lose the required 0.4 pounds. Lima must drop the weight to be granted a title shot.
Bellator 57 will be the conclusion of both the season five welterweight and middleweight tournaments. Squaring off in the welterweight finals will be former MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima against Ultimate Fighter veteran and lethal striker Ben Saunders.
Also on the card are a pair of bouts that are hoping to showcase future talent. In light heavyweight action, MFC veteran Roger Hollett takes on huge Ohio native John Hawk with a spot in the Bellator season six light heavyweight tournament on the line.
Opening the main card will be a very exciting battle as top Bellator featherweight prospect Alexandre Bezzera takes on UFC veteran and former Shark Fights champion Doug Evans.
Complete Bellator 57 weigh in results after the jump:
170 lbs.: Ben Saunders (170.4) vs. Douglas Lima (171.4)*
170 lbs.: Alexander Shlemenko (185.6) vs. Vitor Vianna (184)
205 lbs.: John Hawk (205) vs. Roger Hollett (204.8)
145 lbs.: Alexandre Bezerra (146.4)* vs. Doug Evans (146)
155 lbs.: Mike Corey (154) vs. Chris Horodecki (155)
135 lbs.: Chuck Mady (134) vs. Denis Puric (135.8)
155 lbs.: Eric Moon (155.8) vs. Josh Shockley (156)
155 lbs.: Mike Sledzion (155) vs. Taylor Solomon (156)
205 lbs.: Shawn Levesque (203) vs. Matt Van Buren (204.6)
*Both Bezerra and Lima have two hours to lose the required 0.4 pounds.
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 57, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow night (November 12).
It's going to be a great night of fights so don't miss it, and remember to check us out for all the post-fight coverage after tomorrow night's card is wrapped up.
See you then!