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Bellator 113 Weigh-in Results

The Bellator light heavyweight titles are set to be unified tomorrow night as champion Attila Vegh and interim champion Emanuel Newton both made weight for their scheduled matchup.  Vegh won the championship last February after he took a decision victory from Christian M’Pumbu, while “The Hardcore Kid” won the interim title after defeating Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 106.  This will be the second time that Vegh and Newton lock horns, as they met at Bellator 72 where Vegh won a split decision victory.

Additionally, the opening round of the lightweight tournament will kickoff, as all eight competitors successfully made weight, some easier than others.  Brazilian Patricky “Pitbull” Freire missed weight by 0.1 pounds on his first attempt, but lost the necessary weight for his second attempt.

The official weigh-in results are as follows:

Light Heavyweight World Title: Attila Vegh (204.2) vs. Emanuel Newton (203)
Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: David Rickels (155.7) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155.7)
Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Marcin Held (155.9) vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro (154)
Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Tim Welch (155.8) vs. Derek Campos (155)
Lightweight Tournament Opening Round: Brandon Girtz (155.6) vs. Derek Anderson (155.6)
Catchweight bout (159lbs): Marcio Navarro (157) vs. Bobby Cooper (158.4)
Lightweight bout: Donnie Bell (155.4) vs. Eric Wisely (155.4)
Bantamweight bout: Tory Bogguess (136) vs. L.C. Davis (135.9)
Heavyweight bout: Maurice Jackson (265.1) vs. Daniel Gallemore (265)
Featherweight bout: Israel Giron (155) vs. Cody Carrillo (154.5)

Bellator 113 is set to take place tomorrow night from Mulvane, Kan.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championships 69 announced

British promotion Cage Warriors has announced their upcoming CWFC 69 card, which will feature a lightweight championship bout between Curt Warburton and Stevie Ray.  Previously, Ivan Buchinger had held the championship, however officials have confirmed his release, which leaves the title currently vacant.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championships 69 will take place on June 7 in London, England.

Welterweight clash added to UFC 173

A new fight as been added to the upcoming UFC 173 fight card, and it will be promotional newcomer Jingliang Li battling Danny Mitchell in a welterweight contest.

The Chinese newcomer enters with a professional record of 8-2, and trains at China Top Team.  His counterpart recently lost in his Octagon debut, and is looking to avoid going 0-2 inside the UFC.

UFC 173 takes place in Las Vegas on May 24.

Source: MMA Junkie
Bellator 116 to feature heavyweight tournament semifinals

When the Bellator cage rolls into Temecula, Calif. on April 11, it will be the heavyweights that will be showcased at the event.  The semifinal round of the season 10 tournament will take place, with Alexander Volkov meeting “Mighty” Mo Siliga in the co-main event, and Lavar Johnson taking on Blagoy Ivanov in the evening’s main event.

The winners of the two respective fights will meet one another in the tournament finals later this season.  The winner of that fight will guarantee themselves a title shot and a check worth $100,000.

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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.