The official weigh-in event for tomorrow night's (Oct. 19, 2012) Bellator 76 fight card took place today (Oct. 18) at 6 p.m. ET from the Reading Eagle Theater in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Of the 20 fighters who stepped on the scale, 18 of them successfully made weight. Only preliminary card fighters Cosmo Alexandre and Ariel Sepulveda missed their mark by 0.6 and 0.5 pounds respectively. They'll have two hours to drop the weight or risk losing a chunk of their fight purse.
Headlining the main event of Bellator 77 will be a very interesting season seven lightweight tournament quarterifinal bout between unbeaten Russian star Alexander Sarnavskiy and UFC veteran Rich Clementi. Sarnavskiy enters the tournament as a prized prospect from overseas while Clementi is looking for one last big run as he nears the end of his career.
Also on tap, Brazilians Rene Nazare and Ricardo Tirloni are both looking to improve upon their last tournament appearances where they both failed to get past the season six quarterfinals respectively.
Two overseas grapplers will clash as Polish submission specialist Marcin Held takes on Russian choke specialist Murad Machaev and lastly, WEC veteran Dave Jansen takes on yet another Russian in the Greg Jackson-trained Magomed Saadulaev.
Complete Bellator 77 weigh-in results are posted below:
155 lbs.: Rich Clementi (155) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.6)
155 lbs.: Rene Nazare (156) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.4)
155 lbs.: Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Murad Machaev (155.4)
155 lbs.: Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Magomed Saadulaev (155.4)
125 lbs.: Matthew Lozano (125.8) vs. Dave Morgan (125.8)
145 lbs.: Eric Albright (145.2) vs. Brett Martinez (145.6)
155 lbs.: Cosmo Alexandre (156.6*) vs. Mike Bannon (155)
185 lbs.: Duane Bastress (185.4) vs. Ariel Sepulveda (186.5**)
240 lbs.: Carmelo Marrero (239.8) vs. Lew Polley (239.6)
155 lbs.: Emanuel Brooks (155.6) vs. Darrel Horcher (155.7)
*Alexandre has two hours to lose 0.6 pounds
**Sepulveda has two hours to lose 0.5 pounds
Remember that MMAMania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of Bellator 76, beginning with the MTV2 telecast starting at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow night (Oct. 19).
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!
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