The Bellator 130 weigh in event will take place this afternoon (Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014) at the Kansas State Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, with a start time of 6 p.m. ET.
"The Hardcore Kid" Emanuel Newton makes his second title defense of the season, coming a little under two months after he knocked out "The Mexecutioner" Joey Beltran with a spinning backfist. This time he'll be facing rising British prospect Linton Vassell, riding a nine-fight winning streak on his way to tomorrow night's main event.
The co-main event features two Bellator regulars with tournament victories under their belt, and one certainly moves a step closer to facing the winner of Chandler vs. Brooks next week. Rick Hawn and Dave Jansen would both love a shot at the lightweight title, but with only five losses between them, neither can afford to look past the other this week.
A stacked card this week also sees Bobby Lashley and Marloes Coenen fighting on the televised card. The former will put his heavyweight credentials to the test against the undefeated Karl Etherington, while the latter will stake a claim to being Bellator's best woman as she takes on kickboxer Annalisa Bucci.
That's not all.
Check out the official Bellator 130 weigh in results, and LIVE video stream, below:
Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Dave Jansen (156.0) vs. Rick Hawn (156.0)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Bobby Lashley (247.1) vs. Karl Etherington (258.0)
Women's Featherweight Feature Fight: Marloes Coenen (145.9) vs. Annalisa Bucci (145.2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Derek Bohi (260.6) vs. Alex Huddleston (253.5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Aaron Derrow (159) vs. Nate Jolly (156.0) ^1
Featherweight Feature Fight: Darrion Caldwell (145.8) vs. Anthony Dizy (145.9)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Sam Oropeza (184.2) vs. Gary Tapusoa (184.1)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Gzim Selmani (264.9) vs. Daniel Gallemore (264.9)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Marcio Navarro (156.2) vs. Cody Carillo (156.0) ^2
Featherweight Feature Fight: Ricky Musgrave (145.5) vs. Joe Wilk (145.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: David Rickels (155.6) vs. Davi Ramos (155.7)
^1 Derrow has two hours to cut three pounds.
^2 Navarro has two hours to cut 0.2 pounds.
MMAmania.com will deliver live coverage of Bellator 130: "Newton vs. Vassell" tomorrow night, with the first fight taking place at 7 p.m. ET and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of Bellator 130 will air LIVE on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
See you then!
In the meantime, be sure to check out our Bellator 130: "Newton vs. Vassell" main card preview and predictions right here.