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Bellator 76 weigh-in results

While the event will feature the season seven featherweight quarterfinal matchups, all eyes were on the two lightweights that will square off in the main event of Bellator 80 at today’s weight-ins.  Fortunately, all 20 fighters on tomorrow nights card made weight.

The main event features former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez taking on Patricky Freire.  This is Alvarez’s last fight on his contract with Bellator, making it a big bargaining chip if he chooses to negotiate with another promotion after the fight.

Weigh-in results:

MAIN CARD:

Lightweight Feature Fight: Eddie Alvarez (154.4) vs. Patricky Pitbull (154.8)

Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Rad Martinez (146) vs. Nazareno Malegarie (145.8)

Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Mike Richman (145.4) vs. Jeremy Spoon (146)

Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Shabulat Shamhalaev (145.6) vs. Cody Bollinger (146)

Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Wagnney Fabiano (145.8) vs. Akop Stepanyan (146)

 

PRELIMINARY CARD:

Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason Fischer (155.6) vs. Kyle Prepolec (155.6)

Lightweight Feature Fight:  Ainsley Robinson (156) vs. Chad Laprise (155.4)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Ali Mokdad (184.8) vs. Simon Marini (185.6)

Welterweight Feature Fight: Domonic O’Grady (170.8) vs. AJ Matthews (170.4)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Nayeb Hezam (145.8) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (146)

Bellator 80 taking place in Florida

While Florida has been a difficult market for MMA promotions to break into, it has not stopped Bellator from holding several cards in the sunshine state.  Bellator 80 has been officially scheduled to take place in Flordia at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The card will feature a fight between former bantamweight champion Joe Warren and Owen Evinger, along with Jessica Aguilar against an unnamed opponent.  The featherweight semifinals are also scheduled to take place at the event.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 and UFC 152 drug tests are clean

All of the fighters who were tested at the recent UFC events UFC on Fuel TV 5 and UFC 152 turned up clean tests.  One fighter, who was unidentified, was revealed to have a TRT-exemption, and tested within the legal limits.

According to Marc Ratner, he UFC’s vice president of government and regulatory affairs, eight fighters were tested at UFC 152, while all fighters were tested at UFC on Fuel TV 5.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie

Photo: Patricky Freire (l) faces off against Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)

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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.