The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (Feb. 7, 2013) Bellator 88 fight card took place today (Feb. 6) at 5 p.m. ET from the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.
Headlining the main event will be a Bellator middleweight title fight between season five tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko and seasno six tournament winner Maiquel Falcao. Both men are vying to fill the huge gap that former champion Hector Lombard vacated when he left Bellator for the UFC
Also on tap, top Brazilian veteran Marlon Sandro returns to the Bellator cage for his third tournament. The knockout artist has been a two-time finalist and is hoping to finally push himself over the top and win one to avenge his losses to Pat Curran and Daniel Straus.
Complete Bellator 88 weigh-in results are posted below:
185 lb. title: Alexander Shlemenko (184.8) vs. Maiquel Falcão (184.8)
145 lbs.: Marlon Sandro (145.6) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.8)
145 lbs.: Fabricio Guerreiro (145.6) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (145.6)
145 lbs.: Mitch Jackson (145.2) vs. Mike Richman (145)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
145 lbs.: Alexandre Bezerra (144.6) vs. Genair da Silva (145.6)
145 lbs.: George Hickman (145.8) vs. Stephen Upchurch (145)
160 lbs.: Clay Harvison (159.2) vs. Ururahy Rodrigues (155.8)
185 lbs.: Kelvin Tiller () vs. Dave Vitkay ()
155 lbs.: Shane Crenshaw (152) vs. Ronnie Rogers (155.6)
155 lbs.: Jerrid Burke (155.4) vs. Joe Elmore (158.8*)
*Elmore has two hours to drop 3.8 pounds
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 88, beginning with the Spike TV telecast starting at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night (Feb. 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!