Bellator lightweight tournament finalist and former judo Olympian Rick Hawn weighs in. Photo via Bellator
The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (May 25, 2012) Bellator 70 fight card takes place today (May 24, 2012) at
5 p.m. 6 p.m. ET from Masquerade inside Harrah's Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Edit: weigh-ins are pushed to 6 p.m. ET
Of the 18 fighters who stepped on the scales, 16 of them made weight. Main card fighter, veteran Rich Clementi missed his contract 156 pounds by 1.2 and undercard fighter missed his contract 186 pounds by a whooping 4.8, coming in at 190.8. Both have two hours to make weight or they will forfeit a portion of their fight purse.
Headlining the main event will be a Bellator heavyweight title fight between champion Cole Konrad and season five tournament winner Eric Prindle. Prindle was handed the shot at the belt after his opponent Thiago Santos, failed to make weight in the finals.
Also on the card is a Bellator season six lightweight tournament final fight between former top welterweights Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman, who have both have tremendous success since making the drop to 155 pounds.
A Bellator season six bantamweight tournament semifinal fight is also on the cards as 135-ers Hiroshi Nakamura and Luis Nogueira are set to square off. Lastly, Louisiana veteran Rich Clementi will battle Derek Campos in a feature lightweight bout to open up the main card.
Our complete Bellator 70 weigh-in results are posted after the jump:
265 lbs.: Cole Konrad (265.2) vs. Eric Prindle (265)
155 lbs.: Rick Hawn (156) vs. Brent Weedman (156)
135 lbs.: Hiroshi Nakamura (135.8) vs. Luis Nogueira (135.8)
155 lbs.: Derek Campos (154.8) vs. Rich Clementi (157.2*)
185 lbs.: Jeremiah Riggs (185.2) vs. Kelvin Tiller (190.8**)
135 lbs.: Derek Arcement (136) vs. Blake Dufour (136)
157 lbs.: Kyle Bradley (156.8) vs. John Harris (155.8)
185 lbs.: Jonas Billstein () vs. Mike Seal ()
170 lbs.: A.J. Matthews (170.8) vs. Charlie Rader (171)
174 lbs.: Keith Schneider (173.6) vs. Josh Shockley (170.8)
* Clementi has two hours to drop 1.2 pounds
**Tiller has two hours to drop 4.8 pounds, will likely have to fight at a catchweight and forfeit a portion of his purse.
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 70, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow night (May 25).
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!