The official weigh-in event for Bellator 43 took place today (May 6, 2011) in advance of tomorrow night's card, which airs live on MTV2 at 9 p.m. ET, in Newkirk, Oklahoma.
Of the 12 fighters who weighed in, 11 made weight successfully. Former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe was 0.4 pounds over the allotted 136 pound limit and he'll have two hours to drop the weight.
The main event of Bellator 43 will feature the welterweight tournament finals between UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jay Hieron and undefeated Judo Olympian Rick Hawn. Both men will be competing for a $100,000 pay check as well as a shot at Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.
Also on the main card, Bellator season two middleweight finalist, Bryan Baker, will square off with former UFC contender Joe Riggs in a bout where the winner will likely earn a spot in the next middleweight tournament.
Bellator bantamweight Jose Vega will also attempt to earn a shot into the next tournament by stepping into the cage with former WEC 135-pound champion Chase Beebe.
Complete Bellator 43 weigh in results after the jump.
170 lbs.: Jay Hieron (170.8) vs. Rick Hawn (170.6)
185 lbs.: Joe Riggs (184.6) vs. Bryan Baker (184)
135 lbs.: Jose Vega (135.8) vs. Chase Beebe (136.4)*
265 lbs.: Vince Lucero (263.6) vs. Ron Sparks (255.2)
179 lbs.: Rich Bouphanouvong (178.2) vs. David Rickles (177.6)
185 lbs.: George Burton ( )** vs. John Bryant ( )**
155 lbs.: Mike Schatz (155.8) vs. Michael Osborn (155.6)
*Beebe has two hours to lose 0.4 pounds.
**Burton and Bryant will apparently weigh in after the live-stream concludes.
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 43, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 9 p.m. ET tomorrow night (May 7).
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!