The official weigh-in for Bellator 51's Saturday evening event takes place today (September 23, 2011) at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio.
After some technical difficulties, things got started and all 20 fighters who stepped on the scale made weight for their respective fights. Tournament fighter Marcos Galvao, who faces Chase Beebe tomorrow night appeared particularly drained and was so dehydrated he couldn't speak or participate in the traditional staredown.
Bellator 51 will be the continuation of the promotion's fifth season as eight bantamweights square off in the quarterfinals for the right to challenge for the title and earn a cool $100,000.
Returning to the tournament will be curren Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren who is dropping down a weight class to try and become a multi-divisional champion. He'll be joined by season three runner-up Ed West and three-time featherweight semifinalist Wilson Reis who's also making the drop.
Tournament newcomers Alexis Vila, an Olympic bronze medalist in freestyle wrestling, top Brazilian prospect Eduardo Dantas, WEC veteran Marcos Galvao, tough Brazilian luta livre fighter Luis Nogueira and former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe will be looking to crash the party.
Complete Bellator 51 weigh in results after the jump:
135 lbs.: Joe Warren (135) vs. Alexis Vila (135)
135 lbs.: Wilson Reis (135.5) vs. Eduardo Dantas (134.5)
135 lbs.: Chase Beebe (135) vs. Marcos Galvao (135)
135 lbs.: Ed West (134) vs. Luis Nogueira (134)
128 lbs.: Jessica Eye (125) vs. Casey Noland (127.5)
205 lbs.: Dane Bonnigson (203) vs. Dan Spohn (201.5)
205 lbs.: Allan Weickert (200) vs. John Hawk (204)
155 lbs.: Joey Holt (153.5) vs. Clint Musser (154.5)
155 lbs.: Frank Caraballo (142.5) vs. Dustin Kempf (143.5)
135 lbs.: Farkhad Sharipov (135) vs. Jesse Riggleman (134.5)
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 51, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 9 p.m. ET tomorrow night (September 24).
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!