The official weigh-in for Bellator 50's Saturday evening event took place today (September 16, 2011) at the Seminole Hardo Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
All tournament fighters who stepped on the scale made weight for their respective fights.
Bellator 50 will be the debut of the promotion's season five middleweight tournament as eight 185-pounders square off in the quarterfinals with the tournament winner earning a right to challenge Hector Lombard for the title as well as a cool $100,000.
They will be joined by the a group of tournament newcomers which includes Wanderlei Silva's Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Vitor Vianna, scrappy Team Quest Fighter Sam Alvey, knockout artist Brian Rogers, grappling aficionado Victor O'Donnell and kickboxer Zelg Galesic.
Complete Bellator 50 weigh in results after the jump:
185 lbs.: Jared Hess (185.5) vs. Bryan Baker (184.5)
185 lbs.: Zelg Galesic (184.5) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (185.5)
185 lbs.: Sam Alvey (185.5) vs. Vitor Vianna (184.75)
185 lbs.: Victor O'Donnell (185.5) vs. Brian Rogers (185.5)
Local Feature Fights (on Spike.com)
155 lbs.: Bryan Van Hoven (155.75) vs. Rad Martinez (155.5)
170 lbs.: Ailton Barbosa (170.5) vs. Ryan Keenan (170.5)
185 lbs.: Brett Cooper (185) vs. Valdir Araujo (185.25)
145 lbs.: Cristiano Souza ( ) vs. John Kelly ( )
155 lbs.: J.P. Reese (155.75) vs. Martin "Trey" Brown (155)
155 lbs.: Dietter Navarro (156.75)* vs. Marcelo Goncalves (156.5)*
140 lbs.: Marcos da Matta (140.25) vs. Shah Babonis (139.25)
*Both Navarro and Goncalves have agreed to a catchweight of 156.5
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 50, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow night (September 17).
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!