The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (Jan. 17, 2013) Bellator 85 fight card took place today (Jan. 16) at 8 p.m. ET from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California.
All of the 22 fighters who stepped on the scale successfully made weight.
The headlining fight for Bellator 85 will be a much-anticipated Bellator Lightweight Title Fight between champion Michael Chandler and challenger Rick Hawn. Neither man has fought since last May, when Chandler destroyed Akihiro Gono by knockout and Hawn won the season six lightweight tournament.
Also on tap will be a Bellator Featherweight Title Fight between champion Pat Curran and challenger Patricio Freire. Curran dethroned Joe Warren to capture the belt after winning his second tournament last year, although he was injured while preparing for his first title defense. Now healthy, he'll be stepping into the cage against a very hungry Brazilian who's been waiting for his shot at the title for well over a year and a half.
Complete Bellator 85 weigh-in results are posted below:
Main Card (Spike TV)
155 lb. title: Michael Chandler (154.6) vs. Rick Hawn (155)
205 lbs.: Seth Petruzelli (204.8) vs. Jacob Noe (205.9)
205 lbs.: Renato Sobral (205.3) vs. Mikhail Zayats (205.7)
145 lb. title: Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Patricio Freire (144.5)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
205 lbs.: Emanuel Newton (205.4) vs. Atanas Djambazov (205.6)
205 lbs.: Jason Lambert (205.5) vs. Hector Ramirez (204.8)
165 lbs.: J.J. Ambrose (164.5) vs. Brian Warren (165)
155 lbs.: Mike Guymon (155.7) vs. Savant Young (155.5)
170 lbs.: Joe Williams (170.7) vs. Jamie Yager (170.8)
155 lbs.: Cleber Luciano (144.9) vs. Mario Navarro (144.5)
145 lbs.: Joe Camacho (145.8) vs. Aaron Miller (145.8)
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 85, beginning with the Spike TV telecast starting at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night (Jan. 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!