The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's Bellator 61 fight card took place today (March 15, 2012) at 6 p.m. ET from The Orleans Room at Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Of the 16 fighters who stepped on the scales today, two of them missed weight. Most important was main eventer Maiquel Falcao, who has two hours to drop 0.6 pounds.
Bellator 61 features a heavyweight tournament final as Thiago Santos and Eric Prindle's rematch from their original fight which ended inconclusively late last year with a no contest. The winner will earn a title shot against champion Cole Konrad.
Update: Santos vs. Prindle is postponed until next week due to an illness (which you can read about here). Falcao vs. Paraisy is the new main event.
The rest of the main card will comprise the Bellator season six middleweight tournament, which features top competitors like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Maiquel Falcao, as well as season five mainstays like Brian Rogers and Vitor Vianna. Also competing is the top Russian prospect Vyachaslav Vasilevsky and "The Arm Collector" Giva Santana.
Complete Bellator 61 weigh in results after the jump:
265 lbs.: Eric Prindle () vs. Thiago Santos ()
185 lbs.: Maiquel Falcao (186.6*) vs. Norman Paraisy (186)
185 lbs.: Vitor Vianna (185.6) vs. Brian Rogers (186)
185 lbs.: Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (185.6) vs. Victor O'Donnell (186)
185 lbs.: Giva Santana (185.2) vs. Bruno Santos (186)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
165 lbs.: Brent Taylor (165) vs. Josh Quayhagen (164.6)
185 lbs.: Trey Houston (185) vs. Jeremiah Riggs (185.8)
170 lbs.: Derrick Krantz (170.4) vs. Eric Scallan (170.4)
155 lbs.: Derek Campos () vs. Patrick Cenoble ()
135 lbs.: Jeremy Myers (141**) vs. Jason Sampson (134.6)
*Falcao has two hours to drop 0.6 pounds or he will not be allowed to participate in the tournament
**Myers will likely need to negotiate a catchweight or his fight will be scrapped. It's highly unlikely he loses five pounds in two hours.
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 61, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow night (March 16).
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!