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Weigh-ins for this Friday’s Bellator 69 event took place today, with all but one main card fighter making their required weight.
Middleweight finalist Maiquel Falcao came in at 188, but after a couple of hours was able to loss the additional two pounds to be cleared to fight on Friday.
Bellator 69 takes place on May 18 from the L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La.
Main Card (MTV2)
- Maiquel Falcao (186) vs. Andreas Spang (185.8)
- Karl Amoussou (170) vs. David Rickels (170.6)
- Jessica Aguilar (115.6) vs. Megumi Fujii (116)
- Kevin Asplund (239) vs. Ron Sparks (264.6)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
- Josh Quayhagen (158.2)* vs. Cliff Wright (155.6)
- Emanuel “E.J.” Brooks (156) vs. Kalvin Hackney (156)
- Booker Arthur (145.4) vs. Shanon Slack (146)
- Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) vs. Derrick Krantz (170.8)
- Josh Burns (206) vs. Richard Hale (205.5)
- Mark Holata (250.6) vs. Abe Wagner (248.8)
*Quayhagen will be deducted 20 percent of his purse. His fight with Wright will be fought at catchweight.
The UFC 146 bout between Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve has been scratched, as Hunt has suffered an injury nine days before the fight. However, Lavar Johnson is set to take on Struve after fighting just weeks ago.
“I heard last night there was a chance I could get this fight and I accepted right away,” said Johnson. “You don’t get chances like this too much in life, so when you are lucky, you make the most of it. I took one week off after last fight [May 5] and then went back to the gym.”
UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir takes place on May 26 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. All five bouts on the main card feature hard-hitting heavyweights, including champion Junior dos Santos defending his belt against veteran Frank Mir.
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation announced the salaries for UFC on Fuel TV 3, which took place on May 15.
Chan Sung Jung: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Poirier: $14,000
Amir Sadollah: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Lopez: $6,000
Donald Cerrone: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Yves Jabouin: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Hougland: $8,000
Igor Pokrajac: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Fabio Maldonado: $11,000
Tom Lawlor: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jason MacDonald: $19,000
Brad Tavares: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Dongi Yang: $12,000
Cody McKenzie: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus LeVesseur: $6,000
T.J. Grant: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
Rafael Dos Anjos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
Johnny Eduardo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Jeff Curran: $8,000
Francisco Rivera: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Alex Soto: $6,000
UFC on Fuel TV 3 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $481,000
Josh Koscheck is eager to step back in the Octagon, but his opponent will not be “The Prodigy” BJ Penn.
Koscheck announced that he had been offered a fight with Penn and accepted the invitation. However, Penn stated that he has no interest in fighting him.
“”I know it costs a lot of money to live that lavish lifestyle, big house, fast cars & you need big fights, but sorry I’m not coming back anytime soon,” Penn wrote on his Twitter account.
Photo: Lavar Johnson (MMAJunkie)